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Raza Vinho Verde 2019

Quinta da Raza, Raza, Vinho Verde, Portugal

AT-A-GLANCE

o Estate bottled wine from native Vinho Verde grape varieties, “Raza” is the estate’s bright calling card made from Arinto, Azal and Trajadura.

o Crisp, fresh and clear as a bell, this offers a balanced acidity and a fragrant fruit character expressive of grapefruit.

o Gastronomic Vinho Verde, this is light and fruity with a fresh zest just perfect to enjoy on its own or with a variety of lighter fare.

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

87 Wine Advocate | eRobertParker.com
“The 2015 Raza is a 50/35 blend of Arinto and Azal, with 15% Trajadura, unoaked and coming in at 11.5% alcohol. With 7.3 grams per liter of residual sugar, it is not austere, but the acidity is high enough to make it perceptibly dry. Beautifully focused, crisp and transparent, this is certainly one of the best yet for this label, with fine solidity, plenty of power and a fresh, lively feel. Not at all fizzy, it finishes with a wave of nice fruit as it airs out, too. This is the type of wine that should be drunk young for best results. Dive in. It will be glorious this summer.”

“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

Top Ten Liquors - Andover
Andover
763-755-7775

Cash Wise Liquor - Baxter
Baxter
218-829-9286

Noel's Bottle Shop
Bemidji
218-444-9864

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Blaine
763-754-3231

Blue Max
Burnsville
952-432-3350

Top Ten Liquors - Chanhassen
Chanhassen
651-341-2142

Victual
Crosby
218-545-1000

Eden Prairie #2
Eden Prairie
952-914-0032

Eden Prairie #1
Eden Prairie
952-949-8423

Lakeshore Liquor
Ely
218-365-4011

Haskell's - Excelsior
Excelsior
952-474-0935

County Line Liquor
Forest Lake
651-464-3223

Ace Spirits
Hopkins
952-960-8014

Princeton's
Maple Grove
763-559-3257

North Loop Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-338-5393

Ken And Norm's Liquors
Minneapolis
612-822-0030

Henry & Son
Minneapolis
612-200-9517

Chicago Lake Liquor
Minneapolis
612-825-4401

1010 Washington Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-339-4040

Zipp's
Minneapolis
612-333-8686

France 44
Minneapolis
612-925-3252

Sundial Wine & Spirits
Minnetonka
952-938-5532

Harbor Wine & Spirits
Mound
952-472-0648

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Osseo
763-425-4680

Haskell's - Plymouth
Plymouth
763-553-9198

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Plymouth
763-657-0349

Mgm - Prior Lake
Prior Lake
952-220-7082

Andy's - Crossroads
Rochester
507-289-0777

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Rosemount
612-730-7666

Mgm - Roseville
Roseville
651-488-6685

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Roseville
651-340-1846

Liquor Boy
Saint Louis Park
952-512-2200

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Saint Louis Park
952-920-0750

Rite Liquor Store
Saint Paul
651-414-0346

Scott's Liquor
Saint Paul
651-690-4434

Solo Vino
Saint Paul
651-602-9515

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

First Grand Liquors
Saint Paul
651-227-7039

Thomas Liquor
Saint Paul
651-699-1860

Jim's Liquor
Shoreview
651-354-0140

Waterford Liquors
Shorewood
952-474-5811

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Vadnais Heights
612-730-7666

Jerry's Wine & Spirits
Woodbury
651-414-4870

Top Ten Liquors - Woodbury
Woodbury
651-501-1199

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