Casa Agricola de Compostela Espigueiro Vinho Verde 2019


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The Taste

Both light in body and alcohol, with subtle lemon and tangerine notes on the nose. The palate follows through with additional refreshing notes of green apple, with a highly acidic finish, along with the characteristic spritz, so typical in Vinho Verde. This occurs during the fermentation process. This style of wine is perfect on it’s own on a warm summer’s evening, and you can picture the rolling hills of Northern Portugal whilst you sip. It really does wet your appetite and the perfect aperitif! The region is in Northern Portugal, north west of Porto and is influenced climatically by the Atlantic Ocean to the west.

The Corky Verdict

Amy – I love this Vinho Verde, it’s slightly effervescent in the glass, dry, crisp and refreshing.

Sam – A beautiful crisp wine perfect for the summer. Apple and citrus fruit with a dry finish.

The Facts

  • White
  • Pairs with: FishCheeseAperitif
  • Year: 2019
  • Category: Light bodied
  • Location: Vinho Verde, Portugal
  • Type: Trajadura, Loureiro, Arinto
  • Percentage: 11% ABV

The Producer

The Casa Agrícola De Compostela is Located in the middle region Entre Douro e Minho, in the parish of Requião, county of Vila Nova de Famalicão. The vineyards are rich in clay and silica and have excellent exposure to the sun.