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Vinho Verde Tinto (Portugal)
(Red Vinho Verde)

Vinho Verde means "Green Wine," but translates into "Young Wine".

The wine is released 3 to 6 six months after the grapes are harvested.

Typical Flavors


Raspberry
Raspberry
Red Cherry
Red Cherry
Pepper
Pepper
Lilac
Lilac

Vinho Verde Tinto is made from the grape Vinhão (aka Sousão).

The flavors are tart and high-acid like Gamay and Barbera.

Profile

BODYLight
TANNINSLow
FRUITMedium Plus
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperature:
12-14°C (54-57°F)

Food Pairing


Antipasti
Antipasti
Pasta
Pasta
Bacalao
Bacalao
Risotto
Risotto

Salmon
Salmon
Cheese
Cheese
Salami
Salami
Ham
Ham

Chicken
Chicken
Duck
Duck
Turkey
Turkey
Pig
Pig

Thanks to its fruity character and high acidity, Vinho Verde Tinto pairs well with a wide spectrum of food.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Antipasti.
Salads. Salads with Goat Cheese.
Turkey Salad. Chicken Salad. Duck Salad.
Tagines and Cous Cous.
Seared Tuna and Salmon.
Chinese Cuisine.

Cheese:
Any Mild Cheese.
Azeitão. Serra de Estrela. São Jorge.
Brie. Camembert.
Goat Cheese. Chèvre.
Swiss. Edam. Mild Munster and Cheddar.

Portoguese Specialities:
Leitão Assado (Suckling Pig)
Bacalhau (Salted Cod).
Pastel de Nata (Custard Tart).
Polvo à Lagareiro (Octopus/Olive oil/Potatoes).
Arroz de Marisco (Seafood Rice) Arroz de Pato (Duck Rice)

About

Vinho Verde is not a grape. It is a DOC wine production region in northern Portugal.

Red, white, and Rosé Vinho Verdes are released 3 to 6 months after the grapes are harvested, and ment to be consumed young.

The majority of Vinho Verde wines are white (85%). With cool and wet climate up in the north, the soil is best for producing light and fresh wines with hight acidity.

The Ideal Glass

The Burgundy glass is perfect for a light and fruity red wine.

The glass is broader than other red wine glasses.

The larger bowl has the function of accumulating the aromas of delicate red wines. It also allows a proper swirling, channeling the aromas upwards.

In addition, the style of the glass directs the wine to the tip of your tongue for a better reception of the tastes.

If You Like Vinho Verde Tinto

You Will Also Like:

Bardolino (Italy)
Beaujolais (France)
Blauburgunder (Austria)
Cinsault (France)
Etna Rosso (Italy)
Gamay (France)
Lambrusco (Italy)
Pinot Nero (Italy)
Trollinger (Germany)
Valpolicella (Italy)
Vernatch (Italy)
Zweigelt (Austria)

The Minho Region (Vinho Verde)

Region Vinho Verde

Minho is the largest wine region in Portugal, producing nearly 100 million liters of Vinho Verde every year.

Listed Wines:

Alvarinho
Vinho Verde
Vinho Verde Tinto

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