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Staff Pick

Vinho Verde Alvarinho "Couto de Mazedo," Quinta de Paços - 2016

Item # 31926 750mL
$14.96/ Single Bottle
$179.52 $161.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A Vinho Verde white wine made from a single variety known as Alvarinho. The floral fruit aromas are vibrant and the acidity is fresh, making this an ideal match for seafood dishes.


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Staff Pick Notes

Vinho Verde is often made from a field blend of grapes tossed together like mesclun greens. But some of the most refined examples of Vinho Verdes are varietal wines. Quinta de Paços here celebrates the pleasures of Alvarinho, plumbing the depths of its expression south of the Minho River. This wine has the spritz, the zip, the pizazz, and the unpretentious vibe of at-home-on-a-picnic-table wine. But it surprises with great length, brightness, subtle floral notes, and a slightly bitter finish—a refreshing hallmark of the grape.

- JAM

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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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