Adega de Moncao Muralhas de Moncao Vinho Verde 2011
Free Shipping on 6 or MoreQtyWine & Spirits Magazine: "Along with its juicy, lime-scented fruit, this has a waxy, pear-like richness. Smoky, toasty scents sit above the wine while acidity comes up from beneath. This needs time to integrate, and has the firm structure to develop over the next year or two." Aug 2012
Winery: "Aspect: Bright. Color: Citrus. Aroma: Fruity character with predominance of stone fruits (peach and apricot) due to the high percentage present of the Alvarinho grape variety. Flavour: Well-balanced, steady, smooth and dry flavour."
Wired For Wine: You're going to want to add this Adega de Moncao Muralhas de Moncao Vinho Verde to your stash of spectacular fall and holiday whites. It's a tasty aperitif on its own, or you can make your diners very happy by pairing their first chilled glasses with grilled clams and lemon-ginger butter on grilled baguette slices. Uma combinação óptimo! The stone fruit and pear elements, a hint of citrus, lovely underlying acidity and smoky, toasty scents of this Muralhas de Moncao combine beautifully to make it a great choice with shellfish, grilled fish and other white meats. And at this price, you can stock your party well, without bruising your wallet... The smoky, toasty side of this Portuguese white is awesome with mahimahi with charred onions, tomatoes and tapenade vinaigrette. Paella with shrimp, lobster and mussels is another great option. A quick and delicious go-to favorite of ours is grilled chicken paillard with lemon, garlic and oregano. What are you hungry for? Don't presume to be done after the entree... Your guests will be clamoring for more. Open up that bottle which has been waiting patiently in the wings, and serve it with a Sweet Grass Green Hill cheese. The green apple flavors, soft acidity and tart finish will wrap its arms around this Adega de Moncao in a fabulous bear hug. Faça a meus um dobro!
Size: 750ml; cork
Varietal: 85% Alvarinho and 15% Trajadura
Region: Monção, northern Portugal