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Grape (Vitis)
Portuguese red Vinho Verde wine made from Espadeiro.jpg
Red Vinho Verde made from Espadeiro
Color of berry skinNoir
SpeciesVitis vinifera

Espadeiro is a red Portuguese wine grape planted primarily in the Minho region for making Vinho Verde. It is also grown across the border, in Galicia (Spain) where it is used to make light bodied wines.[1]

Rather than being a single grape variety, there are several variants in the Espadeiro family of grapes, including Espadeiro tinto[2] and Espadeiro Mole,[3] with partially overlapping synonyms.

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  1. ^ J. Robinson Jancis Robinson's Wine Course Third Edition pg 138 Abbeville Press 2003 ISBN 0-7892-0883-0
  2. ^ "Espadeiro Tinto". Vitis International Variety Catalogue. Retrieved 2010-01-29.
  3. ^ "Espadeiro Mole". Vitis International Variety Catalogue. Retrieved 2010-01-29.