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Pardina grapes

by | Feb 4, 2017

Pardina is considered as a famous white wine variety of the grapes, which mainly hails from Spain.

Pardina

To be more particular, this variety of white wine grape is grown in abundance in the northwestern Spain and most notably in the regions of Galicia.

At the same time, the production and plantation of this white wine grape variety are also carried out to the south of the Spain and mainly inland towards the regions of Madrid as well as eastwards.

In the rest of the locations of Spain, this white wine grape variety is referred to as Albillo. This white wine grape variety is considered as the best white wine variety of grape in the whole of Spain and this is the reason why this grape variety is often preferred by a number of people on their tables.

This white wine grape variety is considered as a lightly aromatic grape variety of Spain. The grapes of this grape variety are used in a number of blends along with thinner Viura, Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains, or other varieties of different kinds of aromatic grapes such as Verdejo and Albarino.

However, this white wine grape variety is mostly concerned with the preparation of wines in single variety.

The vineyards of this white wine grape variety that produce this grape in the central northern Spain are located at around the altitude of 1800 feet above the sea level, so that these vines could perform well in both cool nights as well as the hot days.

This pronounced diurnal variation in the temperature permits this grape variety to attain a good level of ripeness, along with full ripeness without losing its very essential quality of acidity along with the potential of the aging of the final wines prepared out of this grape variety.

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Apart from Spain, the plantation and cultivation of this white wine grape variety are also carried out in the regions of Portugal in small quantities, as the plantation of this white wine grape variety is carried out on the border of Portugal, in the region of Extremadura.

This white wine grape variety does not seem to have migrated successfully across the regions of the Atlantic or towards the southern hemisphere.

This grape variety is widely present in the cafes and bars of the region of Spain, where the locals consume it as a classic white wine. At the same time, it is also used in the preparation of Sherry.

Interestingly, this white wine grape variety is also used in the production of red wines. Sometimes, it is added to various wines of Garnacha in small amounts, in order to add soft tannins and aromas to these wines.

A very popular estate of Vega Silica carries out the plantation and cultivation of this white wine grape variety solely for this purpose.

This white wine grape variety is known under various synonyms such as Albilio, Abila, Albillo de Toro, Pardina as well as Blanca Del Pais.

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Origin

The origin of this white wine grape variety does not entertain any kind of documentation. However, several wine experts and wine researchers after their dedicated research came to the conclusion that this white wine grape variety entertains the origin of Spain.

Characteristics

This white wine grape variety is noticed as a very popular grape variety in all the local bars and cafes of Spain and is mostly the preferred ones for all the locals out there.

The typical flavor of this white wine produced out of Pardina is similar to that of citrus and lime. Sometimes, there are the notes of fennel along with exotic fruits that help to retain overall freshness of the wines produced out of this grape variety.

These wines are also considered as crispy wines. This grape variety is fermented in the temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and the wines so produced are bottled young so that they could retain the classic crispy freshness on the table.

The color of these wines is light and the aroma exhibited out of them is very similar to fennel. These wines are tasty and crispy.

Food pairing

All the wines produced out of this white wine grape variety are paired best with the food items such as stuffed piquillo peppers, fried zucchini flowers as well as snapper sashimi.

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Michael Bredahl

Michael Bredahl

Wine Writer

Michael is an online enthusiast, with a lot of knowledge about online marketing. Traveling around the world to hunt for the perfect wine. Latest on Sicily, where Etna has a huge impact on the taste, which is strong with a bitter aftertaste for the youngest wines, but older wines are fantastic. Drinking wine, and writing about them, are one the passions. Remember to drink responsibly 🙂

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