Explore the features and types of Vinho Verde Wines

Posted by Johny Dean on April 27th, 2014

When it comes to the list of special wines, the Vinho Verde is one of the most popular options. It is known for its perfect blend of petillance and aroma, the combination making it one of the most delectable natural beverages. This Portuguese wine has medium-level alcohol, and has exceptional digestive benefits because of its unique qualities and freshness. If you are looking for highly regarded Wine Specials, it is the ideal choice.

The red Vinho Verde is full-bodied with a deep color and light red or rosy foam. On the other hand the white variety features a straw or lemon color. it has a unique powerful character and genuineness that is brought about by the climatic conditions and soil, the variety of grapes used and the vine growing techniques. The grape varieties used are fresh and light. In conditions of 1 Bar carbon dioxide pressure, they don’t come in the semi-sparkling class of wines. However, it is not surprising to come across the obvious petillance.

The white Wine Specials in this class are extremely fresh because of their natural level of acidity and the floral and fruity aromas. These characteristics vary based on the type of grape. They have lemon or straw color and can have 8.5%-11% alcohol. They can be made from a wide range of grape varieties including Arinto Loureiro, Avesso, Trajadura and Azal. The Vinho Alvarinho wine is made from the Alvarinho variety of grapes. It comes from a small area in Melgaco and Moncao. It contains relatively more alcohol at 11.5%-14% and has ripe tropical aroma.

The Vinho Verde red wines have deep tannic and red color, and they are mostly made using Amaral, Borracla and Vinhao grapes. Then there are the rose varieties with their fruity and fresh appeal. They are mostly made from the Padeiro and Espadeiro. It is grown across the northern coastline of Portugal, in an area stretching from the border with Spain to the city of Oporto. The wet and cooler weather of this region makes it difficult for the grapes to ripen, however, the locals have found a solution to the problem by developing a unique tradition. The vines are trained along pergolas on the field edges. They can even be seen climbing up the trees to get more space and to free up the fields where other crops could be grown.

These Wine Specials continue to be known for their high level of acidity. Their flavor will depend on the variety of grapes used. Trajadura gives it the steely character, Loureiro the floral, Avesso has a mineral and creamy tone, while Arinto has a mineral stone. Alvarinho, as already noted above, has a delicately fragrant, fine and mineral character. The Azal Branco variety is not as popular because it takes lots of time to ripen. However, it is blended with it other aromatic counterparts. Most of the white specials are known to be aromatic, crisp and light, and have a light prickle of sparkle, and even with some tiny amount of sweetness.

Are you interested in buying Vinho Verde from the comfort of your home? Check this link to explore some of the most exotic Wine Specials you can find anywhere.


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