Red Wine Vinho Verde Vinhão

Premium quality Vinho Verde with 100% wine grapes Vinhão

Red wine with violet red color.
The aroma is rich to young red fruits such as blueberries, raspberries and strawberries.
In the mouth this Vinho Verde red wine is full-bodied and persistent, with mature berries, long and complex in the mouth, very fresh and young.

Classification: D.O.C.Vinho Verde
Type: Vinho Verde / Red – Select Harvest
ABV: 10.5% Vol.

Viticulture

Harvest: 2016
Varieties: 100% Vinhão
Region: North of Portugal Vinho Verde Region
Soil type: Granite derived
Climate: Mediterranean with Atlantic influence

Harvest

Month: Beginning of October of 2016
Type: Hand picking

Vinification

Fermentation: Traditional granite wine press.
Maturation: In stainless steel vessels at 8°C.

We recommend that you enjoy this Vinho Verde red wine at one temperature between 12 to 14°C, because you are sip one young red wine.

Very good wine to be drunk with tradition dishes like the famous Portuguese Cozido a Portuguesa or the Feijoada a Transmontana.

Also very good with, Grilled sardines, Chicken in spicy tomato sauce, Steak sandwich with caramelized onion or with the traditional dry and salted codfish dishes.

The grapes Vinhão

A variety with major expansion, grown throughout the region for its quality and because it is the only red variety in the region.

Produces wines of intense garnet red color, with a vinous aroma, evidenced in the berry aromas (blackberry and raspberry), with an equally vinous, full-bodied and slightly astringent taste.

The grape Vinhão is also grown across the border in Galicia, the northwestern corner of Spain, where it is known by the names Sousao, Souzao, Souson and various permutations of those forms.

As is standard for a Portuguese grape variety, Vinhão has a complex network of synonyms and grape varieties which may, or may not, be identical.

Synonyms include: Tinto Nacional, Tinto Antigo, Negrao, Negrao Pe de Perdiz, Espadeiro da Tinta, Espadeiro Basto, Espadeiro Preto, Tinto da Parada, Pinta Femea, Sousao, Souzao, Souson.

Vinhao's vineyard acreage is on the increase, and is spreading eastwards and inland towards the Douro (where it is called Sousao). Here, the variety's natural acidity and depth of color is making it an increasingly popular inclusion in Port. Any wine destined for fortification and/or extended aging requires good acid structure, and Vinhão offers not only this but also high potential alcohol.

Awards

Best buy in the portuguese wine magazine “Revista de Vinhos”  in 2013
“Green Honor” Medal in the Wine Competition from the Viticulture Commission of the Vinho Verde Region in 2007
“Green Silver” Medal in the Wine Competition from the Viticulture Commission of the Vinho Verde Region in 2004
Bronze Medal in the Wine Competition from the Viticulture Commission of the Vinho Verde Region in 2003

The wine Vinho Verde

Vinho Verde is unique in the world.

Its vibrant freshness, elegance, lightness and aromatic and flavorful expressions, especially its fruity and floral notes, are the characteristics that define and differentiate Vinho Verde.

Exclusively produced in the demarcated region of Vinho Verde in northwestern Portugal, it is only produced from the indigenous grape varieties of the region, preserving its typicity of aromas and flavors as unique in the world of wine.

Red Vinho Verde wines are an intense red color, sometimes with pink or bright red foam, and with a vinous aroma, especially of berries. In the mouth it is fresh and intense, and a very good food wine.

This Vinho Verde red wine it’s certified by The Vegan Society and can be safely consumed with Vegan / vegetarian meals.

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