Fernão Pires, a white grape variety from Portugal, produces aromatic wines with tropical fruit and floral notes, commonly used in Vinho Verde and other regions of Portugal, as well as in blends with other grape varieties
Varietal origin: Fernão Pires, also known as Maria Gomes, is a white grape variety that is native to Portugal. It is one of the most widely planted grape varieties in Portugal and is also grown in other wine-producing countries, such as Brazil, where it is known as Maria Gomes.
Typical taste profile: Fernão Pires wines are known for their aromatic character, often displaying notes of tropical fruits, such as pineapple, peach, and passion fruit, as well as floral and citrus nuances. The wines can be dry or slightly off-dry, with moderate acidity and a medium-bodied profile, making them versatile and food-friendly.
Regional styles: Fernão Pires is used in the production of both still and sparkling wines in Portugal. It is commonly used in the production of Vinho Verde, a light and refreshing wine from the northern region of Portugal, where it contributes to the aromatic profile of the wine. Fernão Pires is also used in other regions of Portugal, such as Bairrada and Tejo, as well as in blends with other grape varieties.