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Quinta da Raza Alvarinho/Trajadura 2018

Quinta da Raza - Alvarinho| Trajadura, Vinho Verde

AT A GLANCE

o Estate bottled wine from Quinta da Raza this results from a blend of the estate’s best Alvarinho and Trajadura grapes –native to Vinho Verde.

o Gastronomic Vinho Verde, this is very elegant and fresh, with a fruity fragrance and persistent taste.

o Ideal with shellfish, fish and light dishes. It is particularly pleasant with Asian cuisine.

o A Grande Escolha – this is a wine of outstanding organoleptic characteristics as evaluated by the regional wine commission.

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

Expert Review

89 Wine Advocate | eRobertParker.com
“The 2015 Grande Escolha is a blend of Alvarinho and Trajadura from the winery's "best" grapes. It comes in at 12.5% alcohol and is perceptibly dry, although not steely. Rather concentrated and wonderfully fruity, this has a solid mid-palate and a fresh feel, surrounded by its acidity. Lingering on the finish, it is another lovely performance from this winery this year, showing how nice Vinho Verde can be when made like a traditional table wine. Sourced from 18-year-old vines, there were 4,000 cases produced.”

“This increasingly interesting producer works in the Basto sub-region of Vinho Verde. They describe that as a region that is a bit sunnier than some and less rainy, which is "an important factor for the development of the vine." The average altitude is 250 meters above sea level, with mostly granitic soil (but some schist and clay). These are all rather nice, helped along by the fine 2015 vintage. They are well priced, too, not to mention fresh and non-fizzy. They are more like traditional table wines.”
- Mark Squires (April, 2016)

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

Noel's Bottle Shop
Bemidji
218-444-9864

Top Ten Liquors - Chanhassen
Chanhassen
651-341-2142

Surdyk's
Minneapolis
612-379-3232

Zipp's
Minneapolis
612-333-8686

Lake Wine & Cheese
Minneapolis
612-242-0073

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

West Side Liquor - Waite Park
Waite Park
320-253-9511

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