WHAT IS VINHO VERDE?
Vinho Verde directly translated means “green wine,” but its name refers to the age of the wine rather than its color.
Its name concerns the fact that a Vinho Verde is consumed when the wine is young, usually within 1 year of pressing. Vinho Verdes are typically a white wine, with a lemon or straw color, but can also be a red or rosé.
With a low alcohol content of 9% to 11% and natural acidity, these wines are typically light and fresh and feature fruity and floral aromas. Vinho Verdes also have a slight carbonation that’s enough to tickle your throat but not enough to be considered a sparkling wine.
Aveleda's Vinho Verde wines are versatile, sophisticated, and the perfect pairing for summer weather - they are crisp, refreshing and different than any other white wine you've tasted!
CASAL GARCIA - A PORTUGUESE WINE ICON!
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Since 1940, Casal Garcia has been a legendary icon in Portuguese wine industry - it was one of the first Portuguese non-Port wines to be exported in volume, and is today considered the top-selling Vinho Verde in the world.
Casal Garcia recently received 86 points from Wine Spectator:
Opening a bottle of Casal Garcia is a fantastic way of celebrating delightful occasions and life!
On the label, you can see the crest that has belonged to the Guedes family for many years. It symbolizes the tight connection to Aveleda's history and tradition.
AVELEDA FONTE - THE GREEN WINE IN THE GREEN BOTTLE!
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Aveleda Fonte is a fresh, fruity light wine that offers freshness to the palate and romanticism to the spirit.
Its simple label and the deep green bottle reveal what you are about to experience: a vivacious and smooth white Vinho Verde that can be the perfect match for light meals, seafood or served as an appetizer.
The wine recently received 85 Points from Wine Enthusiast:
Aveleda - The Wine & Spirits International Winery of 2009!
Founded in 1671, Aveleda is widely considered to be one of Portugal's top wineries and the premier Vinho Verde producer in the world; it is still today owned and operated by the Guedes family, which founded the winery more than 300 years ago.Aveleda has been recognized with numerous top ratings from Wine Spectator, Wine & Spirits, Wine Enthusiast and the other major US wine magazines, as well as awards from top international wine competitions.