Vinho Verde Tinto, Ponte de Lima
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Vinho Verde Tinto, Ponte de Lima - 2019

Item # 20585 750mL
$8.96/ Single Bottle
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$107.52 $96.77/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Red Vinho Verde is something you must try and this is a particularly accessible example with its aromatic nose and refreshing spritz. The wine is unfiltered, inky and would be had with suckling pig if you were in Portugal.


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Staff Pick Notes

Red Vinho Verde is a paradox. Lean yet powerful. Great with light fish but also marbled meats. A rare find but less than $10? I know, it all sounds strange. Pop a bottle and find a wine full of energy. The aroma is packed with dense red fruit, snappy veggies, and violets. The palate pulses with acidity and a smidge of CO2. Taste crunchy red fruits and tart berries. With very little tannin, the wine also flourishes when chilled. A niche wine that checks a remarkable amount of boxes. Confounding? Yes. Sommelier Catnip? Also yes.

- SD

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Portugal

The Dão and the Douro are the most important regions as far as red Portuguese table wine is concerned. Douro wines tend to be a bit fuller and fleshier than their Dão counterparts, which are generally lighter and higher in acidity. Reds from both regions are dense, rustic, and well-balanced. They also show their terroir quite clearly, and represent a great alternative to the modern fruit-driven...

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