Full Review

Gazela

Gazela
NV Vinho Verde

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other Portuguese White

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 9%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$7

Gazela
NV Vinho Verde

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other Portuguese White

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 9%
Straw green color. Aromas of pressed linen, lemon blossom, bitter almond, and lime with a satiny, vibrant, petillant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, medium-length Seville orange, Meyer lemon, and kiwi finish with no oak flavor. A fruity, refreshing Vinho Verde with a cheery vibe.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: pressed linen, lemon blossom, bitter almond, and lime
Taste Flavor: seville orange, meyer lemon, and kiwi
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity, refreshing Vinho Verde with a cheery vibe.

The Importer or Producer

Evaton Inc.

The Importer or Producer
1100 High Ridge Road, Suite 206
Stamford, CT 06905
USA
1 203-968-8220

Their Portfolio

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Other Portuguese White

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Besides Albariño, there are other notable white wines from Portugal. The most famous is Vine Verde ("green wine") made from several local white varieties, such as Arinto and Trajadurra in the northern province of Minho. These are light, refreshing whites with aromas of citrus, melon and nectarine. They are appealing, light white wines to be enjoyed fresh as a summer sipper or with light seafood or salads.

There are also white wines from the Douro region that are similarly styled light whites, as well as a few from coastal areas such as Bairrada and the Beira Atlantico. Some of the most celebrated whites come from the Beiras region in western Portugal. Here a few producers make a barrique-aged white from the Cerceal variety. These wines are richer and more complex than they typical Portuguese white and point to a new era in the country's viticulture.