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Casal Garcia Vinho Verde Rosé
Casal Garcia Vinho Verde Rosé

Style Rosé Country Portugal Price $8
Vintage tasted NV Grapes Vinhão, Azal, Borracal
Website www.casalgarcia.com

Overview This year the Vinho Verde rosé from Casal Garcia joins its more traditional white wine cousin as a blind taster favorite. And while sparkling rosés can get a bad reputation (at least at lower price points), this wine suggests that that’s an unfair stereotype: fuller and fruitier than a white, it’s still just as dry, refreshing, and food friendly as any traditional Vinho Verde. We’d suggest using it to accompany slightly heftier dishes, or as a wonderful partner to fruit at a picnic.

Nose The raspberry and strawberry aromas, while intense, are balanced a bit by citrus.

Mouth That classic Vinho Verde prickle always makes us smile. It cuts the fruit here wonderfully, as does the acidity—though our acid-craving blind tasters suggested it could use even more on that front.
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