|Article:||Vinho Verde Vinho Branco DOC. Vinhos Messias|
|Growing area:||Vinho Verde|
|Category:||White wine, semi dry|
|Grape variety:||40 % Loureiro, 40 % Azal, 20 % Pederna.|
|Description:||Pale citrus colour. Intense and fresh aroma and a fresh acidity in the mouth.|
|Residual sugar:||13 g/l|
|Drinking temperature:||10 - 12 ºC|
|Drink recommendation:||The ideal midsummer wine. Not heavy. Little alcohol. But 100% pleasure.|
40 degrees centigrade and more are frequently achieved in the inland region of Portugal in midsummer. No wonder that the natives do not want to enjoy an alcohol rich, heavy wine at such temperatures. So they produce a wine which promises pleasure also fresh at these conditions: The Vinho Verde.
Its name already indicates it: The "green wine" is won from shoots which just reach a not so high sugar concentration as a lot of other wines. The shoots are trained tally so that the grapes are less exposed to the reflected heat of the floor. Early, almost still in "green" condition the grapes are reaped from the autochthonous types of vine Loureiro, Azal and Pederna.
|Country of origin:||Portugal|
|Company:||Sociedade Agrícola e Comercial dos Vinhos Messias, S.A.|
|Address:||Avenida Comendador Messias Baptista 56, 3050 Mealhada, Portugal|