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DOC Vinho Verde - Atlantic Wine

Beyond almonds and olives, the Moors also gave Portugal fragrant orange trees. Come Spring, these delicate white flowers perfume the entire country, this is why we named the wine Azahar, meaning citrus flower in Arabic. Bright and lively with delicate orange blossom aromas, green fruit flavors and vibrant minerality, consider this your summer relaxing wine.

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We are the first producer in Vinho Verde with denomination ATLANTIC COAST VINEYARD WINE.

Vinho Verde is clearly unique in the world. From the ever-green region, where the temperatures are never too high, rainfall on the 1500mm average and high humidity, around 30 thousand small growers take care of their small plots of land where beside the grapes kiwi is grown. Our wine comes from vineyards 15km close to Atlantic. Those conditions create acidic but subtle, fresh and fruity wines, and Azahar is the perfect example of what the region is capable of.

Wine RegionVinho Verde
GrapesLoureiro (35%) Pedernã (25%), Trajadura (25%) and Azal (15%)
Viticulture3500 plants per hectare, single cordon Royat and traditional pergolas. In many cases wines are arranged around agricultural fields
HarvestHand harvest 2nd week of September, 11º potential alcohol
Wine Making TechniqueConcrete tanks fermentation and aging on the lees until bottling.
Oak InfluenceNone
Fining MaterialBentonite
Tasting notes“Vibrant yellow color and hints of gold. A becoming note of maturity is developing in the wine, showing a NV-Champagne-like nose as well as a lager-like, yeasty quality. This is a richer style of Vinho Verde. It has an exotic tinge to it with some attractive oxidation and very nice concentration” – Wine Enthusiast.