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Country of Origin: Portugal
Location: Basto, Vinho Verde
People: Patrick Mata & Alberto Orte, Owners | Made expressly for Compañía de Vinos del Atlántico
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Asnella is a single vineyard Vinho Verde that exposes an unexplored side of the Vinho Verde DOC. In addition to the delicious, lightly effervescent aperitif-style wines that are most frequently exported from this part of northern Portugal, there is a whole category of terroir-driven, artisan wines that has gone unnoticed. The vineyard where Asnella is grown is on the border between the southern side of the Vinho Verde and the northern edge of the Douro. The vineyard straddles a fault line separating two distinct soil types – schist and granite, as noted on either side of the label. The blend of these two parcels in the vineyard imbues the wine with a profound minerality and weight uncommon for Vinho Verde.