A personal favourite, we love everything about this wine here at The Bubbly Wine Company and it has become such a huge seller for us that we know you do too. If you want something light, fresh and vibrant to drink in the garden on a sunny day then this is the wine for you.
The thing about this wine is that it is made from a blend of indigenous Portuguese grape varieties, 50% Loureiro, 15% Avesso and 35% Arinto. You may not have heard of these but please don’t let this put you off, this is the charm of Portugal, wines are made from local grapes that most people haven’t come across but they make the most beautiful wines.
The estate is near the town of Penafiel, close to the eastern border of Portugal’s Vinho Verde wine region, around a 30-minute drive east from Oporto. In the late 1970s the family planted vines over 12 hectares – mainly local Portuguese varieties and in 2008 the brothers who took over the estate revitalised the vineyards and began making Vinho Verde and bottling their own wines – the first generation to do so. Th iey now have around 42 hectares of vineyard, influenced by winds from the Atlantic Ocean – this is a cool and wet growing region ands perfect for the crafting of these light styles of wine.
Floral, citrus and gentle tropical aromas lead on to a palate with sherbet lemon acidity, a touch of mango and a bright mineral finish. This is absolutely delicious, extremely well balanced, with a slight spritz on the finish.
Enjoy on its own as a vibrant aperitif or drink with seabass, fish chowder bacalhau com natas (cod with cream) a traditional dish from the region.