Gazela Vinho Verde

Name: Gazela Vinho Verde

Type: White
Grape: White Blend
Origin: Portugal
Year: 2007
Producer: Sogrape Vinhos, S.A.
Price: $5.00

I haven’t had a lot of vinho verde so I don’t really know what to expect or how to judge this one very well. It’s not what I expected though. I think it’s technically a still wine but I swear it’s slightly effervescent. When I remove the twist cap it hisses and you can see tiny bubbles. It isn’t so prominent as with a Moscato D’Asti for example, but it’s definitely there which is weird. It’s very light in color like a Pinot Grigio and it has a scent of unripe citrus. That unripe citrus carries through on the flavor and is complemented by some herbal, grassy notes. The flavor seems intentional, though I don’t personally care much for wine that tastes this much like an unripe grapefruit.

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