VILA NOVA VINHO VERDE ROSÉ, PORTUGAL

£11.75

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Description

VITICULTURE
The estate is near the town of Penafiel, close to the eastern border of Portugal’s vinho verde wine region, around a 30 minute drive east from Oporto. In the late 1970s the family planted vines over 12 hectares – mainly local Portuguese varieties. In 2008 Bernardo Lencastre and his brothers took over the running of the property, revitalised the vineyards and began making vinho verde and bottling their own wines – the first generation to do so. They now have around 42 hectares of vineyard.Here, in the Entre-Douro-e-Minho sub-region of Sousa, their vineyards are influenced by winds from the Atlantic Ocean – creating the perfect climate to ripen varieties such as Avesso, Loureiro and Alvarinho.

WINEMAKING
Produced from the red Espadeiro grape which is cultivated here in Vinho Verde (also found in Galicia, northern Spain). The must undergoes temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel.
OAK TREATMENT
No.
TASTING NOTE

Fresh red berries on the nose, the palate has delicate wild strawberry and zesty redcurrant fruit, off-dry with a soft and appealing finish.

FOOD MATCHING
Perfect with simple pasta dishes, salads and white meats.
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION
Blend: ESPADEIRO 100%
ABV: 11.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Colour: Rose
Style: Still wine
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes
Organic: Sustainable
Biodynamic: No

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