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Adega de Monção Vinho Verde

Adega de Monção Vinho Verde

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Adega de Monção Vinho Verde: A Zesty Delight from Portugal's North

Introduction

From Portugal's lush, green Minho region comes Adega de Monção Vinho Verde, a refreshing white wine that embodies the vibrancy of its homeland.  Known for its subtle effervescence and bright acidity, Vinho Verde (which translates to "green wine") is a beloved summer sipper and a fantastic companion to a variety of light, fresh dishes. Let's delve into the tasting notes and discover why Adega de Monção Vinho Verde deserves a spot in your wine collection.

Tasting Notes

  • Appearance: Adega de Monção Vinho Verde pours a pale lemon-yellow with a lively sparkle, hinting at its signature effervescence.
  • Nose: Aromas of citrus fruits burst forth – think zesty lime, green apple, and a touch of white grapefruit. Subtle floral notes and a hint of minerality add complexity.
  • Palate: The palate is crisp and refreshing, with vibrant acidity leading the way. Flavours of citrus fruits echo the aromas, with a touch of green melon and a subtle salinity on the finish. The slight effervescence adds a delightful tingle to the tongue.

Food Pairings: The Perfect Summer Wine

Vinho Verde's high acidity and fresh flavours make it an ideal match for light, summery dishes:

  • Seafood: Perfect with grilled sardines, fish tacos, or a classic shrimp salad.
  • Salads: Pair it with a Mediterranean-inspired salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and feta cheese.
  • Fresh Vegetables: The wine's acidity cuts through the richness of dips like hummus or tzatziki beautifully.
  • Spicy Appetisers: The slight sweetness helps tame the heat in dishes like Thai spring rolls or Vietnamese summer rolls.

About the Wine

Adega de Monção Vinho Verde hails from the northernmost subregion of Vinho Verde, known for producing wines with slightly higher ripeness and complexity. The wine is typically a blend of native Portuguese grapes, including Alvarinho and Trajadura, adding its distinctive citrusy character.

 

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