Lago "Cerquiera" Rosé Vinho Verde DOC Portugal 2020Regular price $12.00
Vinho Verde is the largest DOC in Portugal, located in the cool, rainy, and lush northwest. Vinho Verde literally means “green wine,” but translates colloquially as “young wine,” as it’s meant to be drunk fresh. While the DOC is best known for its white wines, rosé from the region is also quite delicious, and also meant to be drunk expeditiously after release. So, we must all do our part, mustn’t we?
The Vinho Verde wines are known for their refreshing slight fizz. This occurs when carbon dioxide, which is a natural byproduct of fermentation, is trapped alongside the freshly fermented wine during bottling. In addition to this liveliness on the palate, you can expect a fruity palate of red berries and citrus. This won’t be the most complex rosé of the season, but it should get us all in the mood for what’s to come!
Food Ideas: grilled trout or salmon w/roasted strawberry sauce, chilled shellfish and sushi, croque monsieur, tuna melts