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Dom Diogo Azal Vinho Verde 2018

Dom Diogo, Azal, Vinho Verde, Portugal

AT A GLANCE

o 100% Azal from Dom Diogo, the varietal line of Quinta da Raza, this showcases this variety native to the Basto subregion of Vinho Verde.

o Azal is distinctive for its more dulcet charms: very fresh with a fruity fragrance, a well-balanced acidity, and a soft but persistent finish.

o Gastronomic Vinho Verde, this wine is delicious served with shellfish, fish or light meals and salads.

o A conscientious estate dating back to 1769 embracing modern techniques and regional traditions with a holistic view of their environment.

o Grown in the Basto sub-appellation, Raza comes from the slopes in the east protected from the Atlantic rains and subject to greater sunshine

TASTING NOTE
In the warmer and drier Celorico de Basto, late ripening Azal reaches greater concentration and balance than any of the other nine sub-regions of Vinho Verde. Between the drier conditions and Quinta da Raza’s glittering schist and mica atop the region’s granite bedrock, this expresses all its telltale aromas and flavors ranging from orchard fruits, chiefly green apple, and a spectrum of citrus ranging from lemon to lime.

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

North Loop Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-338-5393

Zipp's
Minneapolis
612-333-8686

France 44
Minneapolis
612-925-3252

1010 Washington Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-339-4040

The Wine Shop
Minnetonka
952-988-9463

Thomas Liquor
Saint Paul
651-699-1860

The Wine Thief & The Ale Jail
Saint Paul
651-698-9463

Cotroneo's Wine & Spirits
White Bear Lake
848-391-6064

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