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 Fernao Pires Wine

Fernao Pires (also known as Maria Gomes) is an aromatic white grape variety extensively grown throughout Portugal. Blended wines are far more common than varietal expressions of Fernao Pires in Portugal, despite the fact that it is the most commonly planted white wine variety in the country. The greatest concentrations of Fernao Pires vineyards are in Bairrada, Lisboa and, in particular, Ribatejo, where only a small percentage of the grapes find their way into DOC wine.

Wine can be produced from Fernao Pires in a number of styles. Dry white wine is the most common, but sparkling and sweet versions are also possible. Zest of lemon, lime and orange are common aroma descriptors, sometimes with a hint of spice. Other examples can show more honey and mineral flavors, especially as they age.

Fernao Pires
Fernao Pires Grapes

In the hot climates of central and southern Portugal, Fernao Pires can provide generous yields and often needs to be controlled to prevent overcropping. The vine is susceptible to frost and is not suitable to cooler areas. A little has been planted in South Africa and Australia.

The wine can response well to aging in old oak barrels and may cellar for up to five years in exceptional cases.

Synonyms include: Maria Gomes.

Popular blends include: Portuguese White Blend.

Food matches include:
Europe: Rosemary and lemon pork stew
Australasia/Oceania: Barbecued chicken with lemon and pepper


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We found 31 matches for Fernao Pires. Click on a name below for details, scores and price history ...
Wine Name
Region 
Popularity
Quinta do Casal Branco 'Branco', Ribatejo, Portugal Ribatejo $8 6805
Luis Pato Maria Gomes, Bairrada, Portugal Bairrada $10 31079
Pinhal da Torre Quinta do Alqueve Fernao Pires Blanco, Ribatejo, Portugal Ribatejo $11 44319
Quinta da Alorna Abafado 5 Anos Vinho Licoroso, Portugal Portugal $11 51342
Luis Pato Maria Gomes Vinho Espumante Bruto, Beiras, Portugal Beiras $15 53662
Santo Isidro de Pegoes Fontanario de Pegoes Palmela Branco, Vinho Regional Setubal Peninsula, Portugal Palmela $10 82306
Quinta do Casal Branco Capoeira Branco, Ribatejo, Portugal Ribatejo $8 107241
Casa Ermelinda Freitas Espumante Bruto, Palmela, Portugal Palmela $8 110573
Casa Ermelinda Freitas Terras do Po Branco, Setubal Peninsula, Portugal Setubal Peninsula $6 122923
Casa Santos Lima Fernao Pires, Vinho Regional Estremadura, Portugal Estremadura - Lisboa $11 133940
Quinta do Casal Branco 'Q' Quartilho Branco, Ribatejo, Portugal Ribatejo $6 133940
Quinta do Casal Branco Falcoaria Branco Fernao Pires, Ribatejo, Portugal Ribatejo $11 148519
Casca Wines Monte Cascas Fernao Pires, Ribatejo, Portugal Ribatejo $46 158458
Herdade dos Templarios Branco Vinho Regional Tejo, Ribatejo, Portugal Ribatejo $8 158458
Albergue do Bonjardim 'Bon Jardim' Branco, Beiras, Portugal Beiras N/A N/A
Casa Ermelinda Freitas Dom Campos Branco, Setubal Peninsula, Portugal Setubal Peninsula $3 N/A
Casal da Coelheira Terracos Do Tejo White, Ribatejo, Portugal Ribatejo $11 N/A
Felix Rocha Quinta de Sao Cristovao Branco, Estremadura, Portugal Estremadura - Lisboa $8 N/A
Herdade da Comporta Chao das Rolas Branco, Setubal Peninsula, Portugal Setubal Peninsula $5 N/A
Jose Carvalheira 'Fungus' Podridao Nobre Vindima Tardia, Bairrada, Portugal Bairrada $34 N/A
Luis Pato Fernao Pires, Vinho Regional Beira Atlantico, Portugal Beiras $11 N/A
Luis Pato Maria Gomes Metodo Antigo, Bairrada, Portugal Bairrada $20 N/A
Pinhal da Torre Quinta do Alqueve Colheita Tardia, Ribatejo, Portugal Ribatejo $23 N/A
Quinta da Alorna Colheita Tardia, Do Tejo, Portugal Ribatejo $29 N/A
Quinta da Ribeirinha 'Vale de Lobos' Colheita Tardia Vinho Regional Tejo, Ribatejo, Portugal Ribatejo $18 N/A
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