Entre 2 Mares White Wine
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Between 2 seas is a wine of the alvarinho variety with a very bright yellow color, where they highlight greenish tones! Clean, fresh aromas with a broad persistence of fruits in season accompanied by citrus notes, elegant! Fresh and tasty, with a marked presence of citrus. Velvety and dry. Excellent acidity.
Alcohol Content 12.5% vol
Ranking Green wine
Region Vinho Verde Region
An old grape variety of exceptional quality, deservedly famed for the varietal wines it produces in the Vinho Verde region, specifically in the two sub-regions of Monção and Melgaço. Increasingly it is blended with Loureiro in most Vinho Verde white wines, Alvarinho has a highly characteristic floral and fruity profile with notes of lime tree, balm mint, honeysuckle, peach, grapefruit and apple, all well-married with the high acidity typical of crisp white wines from north-west Portugal. The grapes yield balanced wines with good structure and moderate alcohol levels. Alvarinho’s qualities are being “exported” to more southern wine regions such as the Setubal Peninsula and Estremadura.
Vinho Verde is the biggest DOC of Portugal, up in the cool, rainy, verdant north west. The vines grow in fertile, granite soils along rivers that flow from the mountains of the east to burst out into the ocean between golden surfing beaches.The outer boundaries of both the “Vinho Regional” Minho and DOC Vinho Verde are the same, stretching from the River Minho in the north, which forms Portugal’s border with Spain, as far down the coast as the city of Porto (Oporto), but inland extending a further 30km south of the river Douro.
Cool, wet weather always makes ripening more difficult, but the climatic problems were long compounded in the region by the tradition of training vines along pergolas on the edges of fields, and sometimes up trees, in order to gain space and free up the centre of fields for other crops.
There are many smallholdings (many are really small), and grapes are still often trained in this way, but modern vineyards, and certainly the vineyards of major estates, are now low-trained on wires, giving better exposure to the limited sun, and better ripening.
Food Pairing with Alvarinho
A mainstay of the Minho region, Alvarinho provides the steely structure to most Vinho Verde white wines while being the personality and predominant grape in those examples emanating specifically from Monção. Its zesty acid, bright citrus and green apple flavors, and refreshing personality make it a superb seafood wine. it can even be a perfect pairing for fish and chips, where the wine’s acidity is a refreshing foil to the battered crust. North Asian fare, from Japanese yakatori to Korean pickled banchan, also make for great matches.
|Country of Manufacture||Portugal|
|Maximum Saving||$ 36.00|
|Package Price||Vinho Verde Region|