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Grape (Vitis)
Loureira: grape and leaf
Color of berry skin Blanc
Species Vitis vinifera
Also called see list of synonyms
Origin Spain
Notable regions Galicia

Loureira, Loureiro or Loureiro Blanco is a white wine grape cultivated primarily in Galicia, Spain. It is also grown across the border in the Portuguese wine region of Minho where it is known as Loureiro and used in Vinho Verde. It is made either as a varietal wine or in a blend with Treixadura.[1]


Loureira is also known under the synonyms Arinto, Branco Redondo, Branco Redondos, Dorado, Dourada, Dourado, False Pedro, Gallego Dourado, Loeireiro Blanco, Loureiro, Loureiro Blanco, Marques, Marquez, and Rutherglen Pedro.[2]

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  1. ^ J. Robinson Jancis Robinson's Wine Course Third Edition pg 112 Abbeville Press 2003 ISBN 0-7892-0883-0
  2. ^ Loureiro Blanco, Vitis International Variety Catalogue, accessed 2010-12-03