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Vinho Verde

Gazela Vinho Verde

Tasting Notes

A light and refreshing Vinho Verde with a very soft citrine yellow color and slight fizz that stimulates the palate. An aromatic, flavorful bouquet, and notes of tropical fruit. Well balanced with a slight touch of sugar.

Varieties

40% Louriero (contributing hints of bay leaves and spices); 30% Pedernẫ (white floral aromas and citrus notes); 15% Trajadura (apricot and tropical fruit aromas); 15% Azal (bright acidity and citrus overtones)

Technical Notes

9% Alcohol and naturally 30% lower in calories than the average white wine (81 versus 120). Produced at the Quinta de Azevedo wine center, a historic estate near Barcelos, in the Vinho Verde region, and bottled immediately after fermentation and final blending, to guarantee ultimate freshness.

Food Pairing

A delightful aperitif or accompaniment to grilled fish, chicken, seafood, and salads, as well as with spicy Asian dishes, such as Thai, Chinese and Indian cuisine.

Did you know fact

One of Sogrape Vinhos’ most iconic and global brands. Vinho Verde in Northwest Portugal is the biggest DOC in the country with over 51,000 acres of vineyards, and does not mean ‘green wine’ despite its literal translation, rather, a young wine. Its crisp and unoaked wines are released 3 to 6 months after harvest and are meant to be drunk young. A guerilla marketing campaign introduced the word “gazelar” into Portuguese pop culture, and it stuck. The ‘verb’ can be defined as to embark on a fun or relaxing experience, whether it be spending time with friends, relaxing on the beach with a glass of wine – anything that begs someone to say to their friends, let’s ‘gazelar.’

Cocktails

Gazela Bellini

One bottle of Gazela Vinho Verde
One Cup 356 Frozen Peaches
Whole Foods Fresh Squeezed OJ
Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
4 basil leaves


Blend frozen peaches and basil
with a squeeze of lemon juice and enough orange juice for a smoothy like consistency.

Pour into 4 Champagne flutes and
fill the glass with Gazela Vinho Verde.

Fall Honey Crisp Cider Punch

1 bottle Gazela Vinho Verde
Equal part Fresh Apple Cider
1 tablespoon Apple Pie Spice mix


Pour in pitcher with ice, cut Honey Crisp Apples, Oranges and Lemon
Stir in 1 tablespoon of Apple Pie Spice mix or to taste.

Orange Blossom Sangria

2 bottles Gazela Vinho Verde
2 cps Mango Orange Juice
1/8 cup Triple Sec (optional)
1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger
1 can of Lychees sliced
2 Orange s, 1 lime, 1lemon,
1 mango


Chop fruit in rough chunks.
Add ginger, and lychees. Add one bottle of the Gazela and let macerate. (overnight is best)
Before serving add mango orange juice, Triple Sec and 2nd bottle of Gazela.