Vera 2019 Vinho Verde DOC
Item Number: 14298
Region: Vinho Verde
Sub Region: Basto
Appellation/AVA: Vinho Verde DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): Arinto / Azal / Loureiro
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Soil Type: Sandy loam, granite and schist
Elevation: 1050 feet
Fruit Notes: Vera Vinho Verde is 100% estate produced and bottled. The fruit is sourced from 104 different plots, which helps to provide consistent quality vintage to vintage.
Winemaking Notes: Harvest is entirely manual. Loureiro is picked first, Arinto is picked by mid-October and Azal sometimes going well into November. The grapes are destemmed and gently pressed. The juice settles for 48 hours before fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks. Vera is filtered prior to bottling, which occurs in February.
Tasting Notes: Vera’s texture, bright acidity and medium body make it a versatile pairing. It has very light carbonation and low residual sugar, which allows for a balanced wine and palate. Vera Vinho Verde is a lovely pairing with fried fish, lighter cured meats, sharp cheeses, shellfish and bivalves.
2017 Vera Vinho Verde Featured in Food & Wine February 2019 Issue
"Portuguese Vinho Verde is one of the all-time great drink-it-without-thinking quaffers. Vera ups the Vinho Verde game by using only estate-grown fruit; think lemon zest, a little sweet orange, and a hint of sea spray."