Aveleda Vinho Verde 2011

Aveleda-Fonte

Tasting Date:  June 3, 2013

Varietal:  Alveda Fonte 2011

Country:  Portugal

Tasting Date Price:  $7/99

Rating:  WS – 86  WE 85

Alcohol Content:  10.0%

Vineyard Website:  click here

Visual Aspect:  Slightly Citrine, Clear, Bright

Nose:  Crisp apple aromas

Palate:  Crisp apple flavors give this white plenty of verve. Ripe citrus and white raspberry notes longer on the finish, with lots of spice.  Well balanced, Soft, Silky finish.

Food Pairing:  .  Ideal as an aperitif, with fish, seafood, salads, or hard cheeses. Serve between 8 and 10ºC.

Winery Notes

Varietals:

Trajadura, Loureiro, Arinto, Azal

Serve between 8 and 10ºC.

Aveleda selected the Loureiro, Trajadura and Arinto grapes from the best vineyards in the region. When the ideal maturation stage is reached, the grapes are brought to Aveleda where they are cooled before being pressed at low pressure. The fermentation, in stainless steel tanks, is carefully controlled at temperatures of 16-18ºC. Finally, the wine is filtered and cold-stabilized before being bottled.

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