From: Vinho Verde, Portugal
Taste: The Lago Cerqueira Vinho Verde 100% Vinhão Rosé 2022 greets you with a vivid and deep ruby color, a rare and mesmerizing sight for a rosé. As you bring the glass closer, your senses are awakened by an alluring bouquet of ripe red cherries, wild strawberries, and delicate floral notes. The subtle hints of fresh mint and crushed granite add complexity to the wine's aroma.
Upon taking the first sip, you will be delighted by the lively effervescence and crisp acidity that dance across your palate. The red fruit flavors of raspberry, cranberry, and pomegranate are beautifully balanced by the wine's bright acidity, creating a harmonious and refreshing experience with its mineral undertones that contribute to a lingering, satisfying finish.
Pairing: The versatility of the Lago Cerqueira Vinho Verde 100% Vinhão Rosé 2022 makes it an ideal companion for various cuisines. Its bright acidity and effervescence pair well with pastas that feature fresh, seasonal ingredients, while the fruity flavors & refreshing body complement lighter fare like salads, grilled fish, and sushi. For a truly unforgettable experience, pair this rosé with a traditional Portuguese dish such as Bacalhau à Brás or grilled sardines. We’re incorporating the concepts of sea with fresh flavors and comfort foods & are sharing a recipe for Corn and Shrimp Beignets by Yewande Komolafe below.
Corn and Shrimp Beignets
By Yewande Komolafe
Welcome to the world of the Lago Cerqueira Vinho Verde 100% Vinhão Rosé 2022, a refreshing and invigorating journey into the heart of Portugal's Vinho Verde region. This exquisite rosé is the product of the grape variety Vinhão, known for its deep color, high acidity, and vibrant fruit flavors. Delve into the intricate characteristics and unparalleled freshness of this distinctive wine, which will leave your taste buds yearning for more.
I. Vineyards and Winemaking
The Lago Cerqueira winery, nestled in the lush hills of the Vinho Verde region in northwest Portugal, is renowned for its commitment to innovation and quality. The region's unique climate—characterized by abundant rainfall, cool temperatures, and diverse microclimates—provides the perfect backdrop for the Vinhão grape to flourish.
Vinhão, a rare grape variety native to Portugal, produces a distinctively bold and full-bodied rosé. The Lago Cerqueira winery meticulously tends to their vines, employing sustainable viticulture practices to ensure the highest quality fruit. The 2022 vintage showcases the winery's dedication to crafting an exceptional wine that captures the essence of the Vinhão grape.
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