Portuguese white wines are a balanced cocktail of citrus and bright tropical fruits. Albarinho, Arinto and Loureiro grapes are used to make the drinks. The so-called "green wine" is especially popular. In fact, it has a very poor color, closer to transparent. It is nicknamed "green" because of its fairly short aging period of just one year. Portuguese white wines are marked by lightness, freshness and a pleasantly mineral-fruity taste. The best gastronomic combinations are spicy and spicy Asian dishes, fish, meat, desserts and cheeses. A variety of Mediterranean dishes are also suitable.