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Portugal Weekend Tasting-July 21-22

There’s more to Portugal than just Port. We will featuring wines from Portugal this week. To read about Portugal’s wine records read our weekly newsletter.

With this tasting we will be serving up a dish sure to accentuate the wines from Portugal: Seafood Paella. Now that makes it worth dropping by for sure.

Another reason to drop by is our Emoji Sale. They are trying to clear some of their displays and if you find an Emoji sticker you get a 20% discount at the register for that wine. Pretty cool
Where: Vineyard Wine Market (map), 4414 Evans to Lock Road, Evans, GA. (706) 922-9463

When: Friday, July 21, 2017, 5-7 PM and Saturday, July 22, 2017, 5-7 PM.
Cost: $10 for the flight & food pairings

Here are the wines to be presented (click to see more):

  1. Aveleda Vinho Verde
  2. Quinta da Aveleda
  3. Casal Garcia Rose
  4. Aveleda Follies Touriga Nacional & Cabernet Sauvignon
  5. Aveleda Follies Touriga Nacional
  6. Charamba Douro

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Aveleda Vinho Verde | Portugal
Aveleda Vinho Verde is a perfect reflection of the character of the Vinho Verde wine region: citrus colour, young and balanced, with a smooth and delicate bouquet, revealing hints of fresh fruit. In the mouth, fresh and vibrant. Grape varieties: Loureiro, Trajadura, Arinto.
Serving Suggestion: This wine should be cooled to a temperature between 6 to 8º C (42º – 46º F). Ready to drink. Pairing: Ideal Ideal as an appetizer,with pineapple and prawns on toast or seafood dishes with lemon sauce.
Cost: $10.99

Quinta da Aveleda | Portugal
This wine is produced exclusively from grapes grown in the estate that gives the wine its name. This is a blend of the viticultural qualities of the property with Aveleda’s well-established know-how in producing fine white wines of renowned quality. The floral aromas of the Loureiro grape variety merge perfectly with the tropical flavours of the Alvarinho variety, resulting in a rather complex and elegant wine.
Grape Varieties: Loureiro, Alvarinho. Serving Suggestion: This wine should be cooled to a temperature between 6 to 8º C (42º – 46º F). Ready to drink. Pairing: Quinta da Aveleda is the ideal choice for fine seafood salads, goat cheese starters and white meat dishes, such as turkey or chicken.
Cost: $10.99

Casal Garcia Rose | Portugal
Cost: $10.99

Aveleda Follies Touriga Nacional & Cabernet Sauvignon | Portugal
This wine is firmly tannic, while promising fine fruitiness as it develops. The acidity and black fruits are about to break through the imposing tannic edifice.
Cost: $14.99

Aveleda Follies Touriga Nacional | Portugal
The Aveleda Follies Touriga Nacional presents a deep ruby color, revealing an intense aroma complemented by scents of berry, oak and vanilla. Very fresh on the mouth, this wine is seamlessly balanced by firm, supple tannins resulting in an elegant whole. This is an excellent combination of grape varieties resulting in a very personalized and appealing wine.
Cost: $15.99

Charamba Douro | Portugal
With an attractive ruby color, Charamba Tinto presents a very fruity nose, with notes of blackberries, raspberries and spices. In the mouth, this wine stands out with its elegance and smoothness, with persisting fruity notes at the end.

Cost: $12.99