Barão de Vilar -- Portugal
MINHO | VINHO VERDE
Barão de Vilar
Vinha das Margaridas Vinho Verde
From the DOC region of Vinho Verde, Vinha das Margaridas winemaker is Álvaro van Zeller. World renowned for his winemaking skills, these wines are produced and bottled on the farm. The Vinho Verde SOLAR DAS BOUÇAS uses exclusively grapes grown on the property. Of the approximately 34 acres of the total area of the farm, 25 hectares are filled with vines falling to the Loureiro, the largest share: 20 hectares. The remaining 5 are shared by Alvarinho, 2.5 hectares planted at the entrance of the farm and the Arinto grape, known locally as Pedernã.
Alcohol: 11% vol.
Grapes: Loureiro, Arinto
Viticulture: Aged in stainless steel
Visual: Very light green color
Nose: Citrus and light white floral aroma
Palate: Refreshing. Slightly sparkling and lemon, lime, grapefruit citrus on the palate.
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