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Solimar

Solimar
2014 Vinho Verde, Loureiro - Azal, Portugal

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Portuguese White

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 10.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
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Solimar
2014 Vinho Verde, Loureiro - Azal, Portugal

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Portuguese White

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 10.5%
Pale straw green color. Yeasty aromas and flavors of peach yogurt, melon, and pistachio nougat with a silky, tangy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, compelling, medium-length lemon and lime, honeyed green and pear, and limestone finish. A very lively, minerally vinho verde.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Quaffable & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: peach yogurt, melon, and pistachio nougat
Taste Flavor: lemon and lime, honeyed green and pear, and limestone
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Raw Oysters, White Anchovies, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very lively, minerally vinho verde.

The Producer or Importer

M.S. Walker Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
975 University Avenue
Norwood, MA 02062
USA
1 617-776-6700

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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.