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Ela

Ela
2017 White, Vinho Verde DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Portuguese White

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 11% RS: 1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$10.99
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Ela
2017 White, Vinho Verde DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Portuguese White

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 11% RS: 1%
Straw color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of roasted tangerine, exotic tropical fruits, and pickled melon rinds with a supple, tangy, petillant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, appealing, medium-long finish with impressions of green apple skin and minerals. A delicious Vinho Verde with a great blend of fruit and savory tones.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Old World & Savory
Aroma Aroma: roasted tangerine, exotic tropical fruits, and pickled melon rinds
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of green apple skin and minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Sea Scallops, White Sardines, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious Vinho Verde with a great blend of fruit and savory tones.

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.