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Jm Fonseca Twin Vines

Jm Fonseca Twin Vines
2020 Vinho Verde DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other Portuguese White

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 10%
Low Calorie
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9
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Jm Fonseca Twin Vines
2020 Vinho Verde DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other Portuguese White

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 10%
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of lemon, peaches and cream, and fresh herbs with a lean, vibrant, petillant, dry light body and a sleek, brisk finish that shows nuances of lemon curd, graham cracker, and wet white stones with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A refreshing sipper for light meals and pleasant conversation.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: lemon, peaches and cream, and fresh herbs
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of lemon curd, graham cracker, and wet white stones
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A refreshing sipper for light meals and pleasant conversation.

The Producer

Share a Splash Wine Co.

The Producer
716 Oak Grove Ave
Menlo Park, CA 94025
USA
1 408-4272793

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.