Vinho Verde
Located on the northwest Minho region of Portugal, the Denominação of Origem Controlled (DOC) was described in 1984 and production divided into six subregions vinho verde: Amarante, Ave, baião, Basto, Cávado, Lima, Moncao, Paiva, Sousa. Its vineyards extend from south 35,000 Douro River Valley in Cambra, the river Miño, in over 100,000 small pr...
Located on the northwest Minho region of Portugal, the Denominação of Origem Controlled (DOC) was described in 1984 and production divided into six subregions vinho verde: Amarante, Ave, baião, Basto, Cávado, Lima, Moncao, Paiva, Sousa. Its vineyards extend from south 35,000 Douro River Valley in Cambra, the river Miño, in over 100,000 small properties, in an Atlantic climate and poor soil, slate, granite. The vines are arranged on pergolas about 4 meters above the ground. Are cultivated varieties: Albariño, Arinto, Loureiro, Trajadura and Espadeiro, over 60% of them dedicated to white wines. The name translates to "green wine", in relation not to its color, but its freshness, fruitiness and youth of their wines. Above all, the youth of the grape that is harvested before it has matured. At present, in the DOC Vinho Verde produced vinhos plus classic green, some wines (Albariño, Loureira or Arinto), sparkling wines, sweet, pink and red. Despite its relatively recent certification, is prepared in a traditional way in Portuguese homes. Before was made from malolactic fermentation in the bottle, that shedding natural carbon dioxide as a byproduct, which gives what is known as needle. Today finish wineries make wine in tanks until it becomes stable and, before bottling, added carbon and usually rounded a few grams of residual sugar.
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