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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 in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. This includes Galicia, Spain and Minho, Portugal. In the latter, it is notably cultivated along of Lima river, a sub-region of Vinho Verde (wines produced in Minho).[1]


Loureira is also known under the synonyms 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