Full Review

Raw Bar

Raw Bar
2022 Vinho Verde

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other Portuguese White

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 9.5% RS: 2%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9
Best Buy

Raw Bar
2022 Vinho Verde

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other Portuguese White

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 9.5% RS: 2%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of key lime pie, kiwi and melon, and white flowers with a velvety, crisp, dry medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-length finish with accents of dole fruit cup juice with canned pineapple, jasmine and elderflower, and lime juice. A lovely bouquet of tropical fruits on the nose and palate make this a go to summer sipper.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: key lime pie, kiwi and melon, and white flowers
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of dole fruit cup juice with canned pineapple, jasmine and elderflower, and lime juice
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: A lovely bouquet of tropical fruits on the nose and palate make this a go to summer sipper.

The Importer

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The Importer
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