Alvarelhão

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Alvarelhão, dark-berried vine planted all over northern Portugal, especially in Dão, Douro, Beiras, and to a limited extent in Vinho Verde country. In galicia it is also known as brancellao and makes pale aromatic reds for early drinking.