Casal de Ventozela Branco Vinho Verde 2017

I don’t know Vinho Verde well but a colleague Greg was telling me about them so I thought I’d give it a whirl. Pale in color with a citrus nose. On the mid palate the wine has some noticeable effervescence, you can even see bubbles in the glass. There’s some nice green notes, maybe green apple, maybe lime, I struggled to place it to be honest. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice crisp citrus and vibrant acidity. The effervescence through me off a little, I wasn’t expecting it. The wine is a lot drier to my tastes than 7g/l would imply. I would give the wine an -88. And given the price, definitely worth a try.

From the LCBO web site Check Stock:

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  428326$13.95

Image for Casal de Ventozela Branco Vinho Verde 2017 from LCBO

A blend of Arinto, Loureiro and Trajadura, this is fresh and vibrant with notions of citrus and tropical fruit bound by a ribbon of brilliant acidity. A touch of spritz adds further lift. Sip with seafood, particularly roasted sardines with olives, capers and parsley. (Vintages panel, April 2018)


Release Date:April 27, 2019Bottle Size:750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:11.5%Made In:Vinho Verde, PortugalBy:Sociedade Agr. Casal De VentozelaSugar Content:7 g/LSweetness Descriptor:D – DryStyle:Light & CrispVarietal:Vinho Verde

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