Vinho Verde, Portugal
Gateway Vinho Verde is a blend of 40% Arinto, 30% Loureiro and 30% Trajadura. The grapes are selected from the best Vinho Verde vineyards within the Amarante sub-region. Vinho Verde means 'Green Wine' and is both the name of the wine and the name of the region. Stylistically, all Vinho Verdes are light, clean, fresh, and citrusy. Effervescence is added to Vinho Verde wines to increase their shelf life. The U.S. is currently the world's largest importing country for Vinho Verde wines.
Gateway Vinho Verde is a crisp, dry, slightly effervescent, light bodied white wine with a pale yellow-green color. It has youthful, floral, aromas of citrus, fresh watermelon and granny smith apple with some elderflower. Moderately intense on the palate with flavors of lemon, green apple, and peach. Clean and refreshing on the finish.
Enjoy Gateway Vinho Verde as the perfect spring/summer apéritif wine and with oysters, filet of sole, grilled shrimp, sushi, and summer salads.