Casa de Vila Nova Alvarinho ~ AdventSale#22 ~ crisp Vinho Verde from Portugal

Casa de Vila Nova Alvarinho

A Portuguese Christmas dinner traditionally ends with the “King’s cake”. There’s a bean hidden in it. Whoever finds her has to get the cake next year. In our fantastic Casa de Vila Nova Alvarinho the pure pleasure is “hidden”. If you “find” it, you will voluntarily and from a strong drive of your own – and not just next year. Because this fruity, green Vinho Verde inspires all year round. It is green (and tastes!) not only in summertime, but also in winter. Whether it snows at Christmas or not.

Gold at Mundus Vini. Silver at the International Wine Challenge. From us 91+ BELViNi points. Still green behind the ears, but already with the highest merits. Really impressive!

Look forward to a young, fresh green wine from the autochthonous Alvarinho variety. (The name translates as “the little white one from the Rhine” – that she arrived in the luggage of monks on the Way of St. James a short millennium ago – is at least a beautiful legend.) In terms of colour, this Vinho Verde is neither green nor white, but intensive straw-coloured with citrus reflections. Its bouquet is also extremely intense, with a clear, complex and multi-faceted bouquet: with quince, peach, banana, lemon, passion fruit, litchi, orange and violet flowers, hazelnut, walnut and honey. A wine in balance, with good structure, pleasant alcohol content and some acidity. Soft, round, harmonious, full-bodied and persistent in taste.

Christmas and New Year’s Eve are just around the corner, and a lot of fish is coming on the table. It’s good to know that fish not only love water – but also this Casa de Vila Nova Alvarinho 2016! Give your fish a treat – and treat yourself and your guests to a culinary highlight!