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Vinho Verde...unique in the world

Portuguese wines are acclaimed all over the world, but did you know each region has a very distinct identity and taste???...

Those who have had the privilege of visiting Portugal know that one of the country’s most memorable treasures is its unique flavours. And for those who appreciate wine, the various Portuguese grape varieties and wine regions are simply unforgettable!!!

From North to South, the climate and geography of Portugal are quite different and so are the wines. The terroir of Portuguese wines is influenced by the sea and the mountains, different types of soil as well as the amount of rainfall... Nature was generous with Portugal and the quality of the wines produced reflects this rich diversity.

Vinho Verde, produced in the Demarcated Region of Vinho Verde, constitutes a denomination of controlled origin (DOC) whose demarcation dates back to 18 September 1908.

Vinho Verde is unique in the world. Naturally light and fresh, produced in the territory Between the rivers Douro and Minho, in the northwest of Portugal, a coastal region geographically well located for the production of excellent white wines. Cradle of the charismatic Alvarinho grape variety and producer of unique wines, the Vinho Verde Region offers a unique set of very gastronomic wines.

With moderate alcohol content, and therefore less caloric, Vinho Verde is a fruity wine, easy to drink, great as an aperitif or in harmony with light and balanced meals: salads, fish, seafood, white meats, snacks, sushi, sashimi and others international dishes.

The atypical striking characteristic of these wines is the result, on the one hand, of the characteristics of the soil, climate and socio-economic factors of the Vinho Verde Region, and, on the other hand, of the peculiarities of the region's indigenous grape varieties and the ways of growing the wine. These factors result in a naturally light and fresh wine, different from other wines in the world.

There are white and red wines, rosés and sparkling wines. There are also green wine vinegars, green wine spirits and renowned bagaceiras.

Due to the edaphoclimatic characteristics found in this Demarcated Region, the wines produced, whether white or red, have a higher concentration of malic acid than is common in wines from other regions of Portugal, which accentuates their pleasant freshness. These wines should be consumed when young. [2]

Vinho Verde is the second most exported Portuguese wine, after Port wine.

The production of Vinho Verde DOC is spread over 48 counties in the northwest of Portugal, involving more than 22,000 producers.

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