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2008 Adega Cooperativo Regional de Monçao "Trajarinho" Vinho Verde

SKU #1049976

Classic, dry, fizzy Vinho Verde does not get much better than this! This is one of our current favorites: crisp, citric, relatively low in alcohol and in a classically dry style. Don't let the deliciousness fool you, though; this white offers up a whole lot more complexity than the humble price might suggest. More than likely, one could attribute this amazing quality to two factors: First, the rock solid reputation and focus on quality of the Adega Cooperativo Regional de Monçao; and second, their reliance on Trajadura and Alvarinho grapes, which deliver wine of greater complexity and texture than the Paderña grape so commonly grown in the rest of the Vinho Verde region.

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Staff Image By: John Majeski | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/30/2010 | Send Email
One of our favorite importers, Luis Moya, has custom-developed this aromatic, dry, ever-quenchable, slightly-effervescent Vinho Verde to lay conquest to those endless summer days when the heat simply refuses to abate. Made from 50% Alvarinho and 50 % Trajadura, this light, zesty wine was fermented in stainless steel and never saw a splinter of oak. Pure, precise flavors of jasmine flowers, tart apples, kiwi and pineapple permeate the palate, demanding fresh seafood and radiant sunshine.

Staff Image By: Christie Brunick | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/15/2009 | Send Email
A fun and exotic white wine from Portugal that is crisp, dry, and food friendly. Bright green apple and Asian pear upfront with a zippy mid-palate and super-clean acidity on the finish. Do yourself a favor and let all the flavors open up and settle down for 20minutes or so beforedrinking this wine. It has so much fizzy minerality and great acid that you almost feel a slight effervescence on your palate. So delicious and refreshing it pairs perfectly with a salad of butter-leaf, caramelized pecans, blue cheese crumbles, apple and Champagne vinaigrette!

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- Although quite small, Portugal produces a great variety of wines ranging from light and fizzy Vinho Verde to hearty and tannic Port. Portugal is Europe's fourth-largest wine-producing region, and has been exporting its wine since the 14th century. The Douro Valley of Portugal is the original and current home for the world's finest Port. The valley spans from east of the city of Oporto all the way to the border of Spain and is the country's best known wine region. Lesser-appreciated DOCs like Bairrada and Dão area also emerging for their fine, rustic reds.
Alcohol Content (%): 11