Fantastic tropical fruits on the nose, fine bubbled and not at all like soda, this summer thirst quencher presents white peach and citrus on the palate. Finish is dry and mineral. This goes great with all kinds of food, especially spicy things like Thai, Chinese and Mexican. More traditionally, it's a perfect seafood wine. Ideal for any porch party, the beach, boat or pool...
REGION D.O.C. Vinho Verde
GRAPES Trajadura, Loureiro, Pedernã (Arinto)
VITICULTURE Practicing organic farming
Grapes are destemmed followed by gentle
pneumatic pressing. Fermentation in
stainless steel on natural yeast.
You have been told Vinho Verde is “Green Wine,” “Adult Soda Pop”, and above all, cheap. In fact, it is much, much more. I wanted to add something to the conversation…So, in March of 2015, C&P WINES marked the introduction of Portugal to our ranks. Our Brave New World. And Vinho Verdes have lead the march. That granite terroir I love is found here in abundant example, and I have met friends here driven to make the best wines possible, all the while with respecting the approach tofarming the source of these great grapes.
Winemaker Francisco Baptista brought us to this place. His project, Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas is our winemaking partner here. The main objective of Lua Cheia is to make wines that show the essence of each region, using the lessons learned from "Old World" winemaking; to discover and allow the terroir to express itself. And to avoid the tinkering, mass market manipulations, like forced CO2.
Soil: Granitic. Weather: Very wet. Region is exposed to the sea in the west and mountains in the
east. TOUCAS—the incredible value I always hoped existed here.
Residual Sugar: 2
gr/L pH: 3.28
Acidity: 6.2 gr/L
Toucas—D.O.C. Vinho Verde—PORTUGAL...not simply cheap and Portuguese. Well-made,
inexpensive, but above all, good wine.
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