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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Vital, low-acid white grape grown in central Portugal, known as malvasia Corada in the Douro. Total Portuguese plantings of this vigorous productive vine were 1,251 ha/3,090 acres in 2012 and Casa Figueira has shown that the variety can make fine wine if planted in cool enough terrain.