Full Review

Vidigal

Vidigal
2016 Vinho Verde DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Portuguese White

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 9.5% RS: 1.26%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
Best Buy

Vidigal
2016 Vinho Verde DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Portuguese White

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 9.5% RS: 1.26%
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of green apple, grilled kumquat, and melon rind with a supple, racy, petillant, dry-yet-fruity light body and an appealing, breezy finish imparting notes of meyer lemon granita and grassy earth with no oak flavor. A bright and refreshing vinho verde that will compliment a fish dish nicely.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Old World
Aroma Aroma: green apple, grilled kumquat, and melon rind
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of meyer lemon granita and grassy earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Dover Sole Almondine, Oysters Rockefeller, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright and refreshing vinho verde that will compliment a fish dish nicely.

The Importer

Elixir Wine Group

The Importer
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Bend, OR 97703
USA
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Portuguese White

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
The most famous white wine from Portugal is vinho verde, literally "green wine." Produced from an array of indigenous varieties such as Arinto and Trajadura, these wines have a very slight petillance and are light to medium-bodied, offering fresh fruit and floral aromatics with notes of apple, lemon and lilacs. Enjoy these wines in their youth as an aperitif or with Asian cuisine.

Other white wines from Portugal include those made from international varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay as well as local cultivars such as Antao Vaz and Roupiero. These varieties account for a small amount of Portuguese white, but tend to be richer and with more aging capability than vinho verde.