Pétillant Naturel "Pseudónimo", Casal de Ventozela
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Pétillant Naturel "Pseudónimo", Casal de Ventozela - NV

Item # 42539 750mL
$16.96/ Single Bottle
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$203.52 $193.34/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A Pét-Nat coming from northern Portugal. Casal de Ventozela is best-known for their vibrant Vinho Verdes and has recently come out with this white sparkling wine that's reminiscent of a cider and drinks remarkably well as an every day wine. Based on mostly Loureiro that's planted in granitic soils.


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Staff Pick Notes

Passion fruit pop. Passionfruit by Drake. Passion fruit parade. All sound engaging, but not as engaging as this Portuguese Pét-Nat that may as well be called passion fruit juice. Pair with the sun, the moon, the stars. Pair with lemony chicken or, even better, lemony, buttery, waxy yellow potatoes. Endives, crispy ones in a salad. Then, as if, you are hanging onto the wooden curve of a boomerang -WHAM- you're back for more.

- HG

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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