|Grape Name||Photo||Region||Cat.||Common Names||Description|
|Verdelho||Douro, Dão, Madeira, Açores||III||Verdello, Verdelho||
Trajadura is a Portuguese white grape varietal that is usually included in the wines of Vinho Verde in the northeast Portugal and the Galician wine regions of Ribeiro and Rías Baixas in Spain where the variety is known as Treixadura.
Vinho Verde is often light and citrusy with a slight frizzante feel due to the high levels of acidity when the wines are young.
The grape is primarily a blending variety that adds body and light lemony aromatics to wines. Trajadura has a certain plush character, yet only when compared to its super acidic blending partners of Loureira, Alvarinho (Albariño) in Rías Baixas and in Ribeiro it is often blended with Torrontés and Lado.
Across the border, in Galicia, Spain, it is known as Treixadura and is often used to soften the wines of Ribiero and Rueda.
In Portugal, Treixadura is primarily found in the Minho wines of Vinho Verde which includes 58,000 hectares (143,300 acres) of DOC plantings near the Spanish border and another 12,000 ha (29,650) outside the DOC boundaries. While Alvarinho is the most widely planted white grape in this region, Treixadura is grown and blended with Alvarinho as well as Loureiro, Paderna, Azal Branco and Avesso.
Viosinho is a white Portuguese wine grape variety that is grown primarily in northern Portugal where it attains high acidity levels. It is primarily found in the Trás-os-Montes and Douro DOCs. It is used primarily as a blending grape where it adds structures and flavor to both still and fortified Port wines.
A Portuguese native and part one of the varietals used (along with Malvasia, Gouveio, and the more rare Codega and Rabigato) to make the white version of the great fortified wine of Oporto.
White ports can range from very dry and good as an aperitif, to heavy and sweet and perfect for dessert. Viosinho is generally used to add a touch of acidity to the mix, but it can also have interesting floral and apricot components. Though rare, especially outside of Portugal, dry versions exist that can take well to oak aging.