Full Review

Raw Bar

Raw Bar
2021 Vinho Verde

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other Portuguese White

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 9.5% RS: 2.00%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$9
Best Buy

Raw Bar
2021 Vinho Verde

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other Portuguese White

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 9.5% RS: 2.00%
Straw color. Aroma of lychee with a full body and a long kaffir lime, slate, and sorrel finish. An energetic crushable wine for all things BYO or sun related.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: lychee
Taste Flavor: kaffir lime, slate, and sorrel
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An energetic crushable wine for all things BYO or sun related.

The Importer

Boutique Bev

The Importer
1319 Military Cutoff Rd. Ste CC #220
Wilmington, NC 28405
USA
1 910-210-6162

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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.

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