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Casal Garcia 'Rose' Vinho Verde NV
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Casal Garcia 'Rose' Vinho Verde NV

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" A blush version of the immensely popular Vinho Verde Branco, this has plenty of crowd-pleasing charm. Soft red berry aromas and flavors are accompanied by a delicate spritz on the palate. " ~ Winery notes
Item ID: #18419
Shelf at store71d
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Screw Cap

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" A blush version of the immensely popular Vinho Verde Branco, this has plenty of crowd-pleasing charm. Soft red berry aromas and flavors are accompanied by a delicate spritz on the palate. " ~ Winery notes

Casal Garcia

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HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Casal Garcia was born in 1939, a year in which the vintage was particularly good. Returning by train from the grape harvest in the Douro, the French oenologist Eugène Hélisse decided to interrupt his journey to Oporto after passing the vines of the Quinta da Aveleda, in Penafiel. Dressed in white, and with a straw hat to ward off the heat of the end of summer, he began to walk towards the property's cellar. He went in, introduced himself and insisted on speaking to the owner, Roberto Guedes. What he had seen minutes before from the window of the train was truly special: the vines were beautifully cared for and the land was divided according to grape variety, everything in French style. This was not a usual procedure in the Vinho Verde region. After a long conversation, Roberto Guedes decided to contract the services of the French oenologist, who had promised him significant improvements in the method of winemaking. The results became evident at the end of the harvest, when Eugène Hélisse took a sample from a wooden barrel and placed it in an old glass bottle. The wine had a beautiful, transparent colour and such a freshness that everyone present was thrilled. Thus, in order to enhance the wine's appearance, he passed a lace handkerchief over the bottle to clean the dust. And there the lace remained!

The name came about by itself, since the wine was produced from one of the vines of Aveleda: that of Casal Garcia.

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Reviews (4)

Joanne

Victoria

Pretty in Pink

"Now that we've left winter behind, give this wine a try. It's juicy, frizzante, inexpensive, and very drinkable. I think it's more festive than a pitcher of sangria in the afternoon."

Karl

Fruity with a little fizz

Mary

Sour as a lemon

"My first bottle of this wine was enjoyable, but the second was just awful. It's sour and acidic, not sitting well on the stomach. Drinking it is like sucking a lemon."