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Ela

Ela
2016 White, Vinho Verde DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Portuguese White

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 10% RS: 1%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
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Ela
2016 White, Vinho Verde DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Portuguese White

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 10% RS: 1%
Bright yellow straw color. Aroma, quality aromas of dried peaches, citrus, lemon pith, and crushed gravel with a medium body and a medium finish with medium tannins. A better than average quality example.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: dried peaches, citrus, lemon pith, and crushed gravel
Taste Flavor: medium
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Seafood Salad, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A better than average quality example.

The Importer

Touchstone Wines LLC

The Importer
511 Oak Ridge Dr
Redwood City, CA 94062
USA
1 831-917-1716

Their Portfolio

Portuguese White

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
The most famous white wine from Portugal is vinho verde, literally "green wine." Produced from an array of indigenous varieties such as Arinto and Trajadura, these wines have a very slight petillance and are light to medium-bodied, offering fresh fruit and floral aromatics with notes of apple, lemon and lilacs. Enjoy these wines in their youth as an aperitif or with Asian cuisine.

Other white wines from Portugal include those made from international varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay as well as local cultivars such as Antao Vaz and Roupiero. These varieties account for a small amount of Portuguese white, but tend to be richer and with more aging capability than vinho verde.