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Quinta da Aveleda

Quinta da Aveleda
NV Praia White Blend, Vinho Verde DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other Portuguese White

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 9.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$13
Best Buy

Quinta da Aveleda
NV Praia White Blend, Vinho Verde DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other Portuguese White

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 9.5%
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of peach and orange blossom, lemon curd, and lime juice and sea salt with a satiny, crisp, dry medium body and a seamless, refreshing, carefree finish with accents of white peach and green apple, lemon and lime pith, pink grapefruit, and apricot. Good balance of fruit and acidity with a light body; a very crushable picnic wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: peach and orange blossom, lemon curd, and lime juice and sea salt
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of white peach and green apple, lemon and lime pith, pink grapefruit, and apricot
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Good balance of fruit and acidity with a light body; a very crushable picnic wine.

The Producer or Importer

Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.

The Producer or  Importer
331 Victory Rd
Winchester, VA 22602
USA
1 540-722-9228

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