Full Review

Vidigal

Vidigal
2016 Vinho Verde DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Portuguese White

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 9.5% RS: 1.26%
Sustainable Agriculture
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99

Vidigal
2016 Vinho Verde DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Portuguese White

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 9.5% RS: 1.26%
Bright straw green color. Aromas and flavors of stone fruits, laurel blossoms, mango cream, and key lime pith with a lively, dry medium-to-full body and an interesting, fast finish with papery tannins and no oak flavor. A wine with an exceptionally complex nose, one to sip on the porch.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: stone fruits, laurel blossoms, mango cream, and key lime pith
Taste Flavor: stone fruits, laurel blossoms, mango cream, and key lime pith
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Bacalao, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wine with an exceptionally complex nose, one to sip on the porch.

The Importer

Elixir Wine Group

The Importer
990 NW Brooks St. Ste.#3
Bend, OR 97703
USA
1 541-388-5330

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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.