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Re: Portugal vinyards
« Reply #50 on: December 07, 2020, 07:07:18 pm »
Tried two so far out of my selection that were very nice.
Then we have the Tr3s Castas red.

I opened one bottle and then chucked it as I thought it was corked. Second bottle is just the same. Has a slightly fizzy mouth feeling.
Anyone else tried this one ? Its only 10% proof.

>>Its a Vinho Verde<<
. Are the reds supposed to be slightly sparking? Sparkling red is a new idea to me.

https://www.portugalvineyards.com/en/vinho-verde/14888-caves-campelo-3-castas-red-5601954130420.html

Serve it chilled

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Re: Portugal vinyards
« Reply #51 on: December 07, 2020, 09:40:03 pm »
Tried two so far out of my selection that were very nice.
Then we have the Tr3s Castas red.

I opened one bottle and then chucked it as I thought it was corked. Second bottle is just the same. Has a slightly fizzy mouth feeling.
Anyone else tried this one ? Its only 10% proof.

Its a Vinho Verde. Are the reds supposed to be slightly sparking? Sparkling red is a new idea to me.

https://www.portugalvineyards.com/en/vinho-verde/14888-caves-campelo-3-castas-red-5601954130420.html

Probably secondary fermentation.  Does it taste somewhat like apple sauce?
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Re: Portugal vinyards
« Reply #52 on: December 07, 2020, 09:44:43 pm »
Is the term not 'petillant'? In French at least.

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Re: Portugal vinyards
« Reply #53 on: December 08, 2020, 07:07:22 am »
Did some digging on the internet.

Its supposed to be slightly effervescent and have a sour undertone. So it's not corked its supposed to be like that. That's what you get for picking random wine :) Apparently in the UK you normally only get the white version.

Gave it a try with a cheese and cold meat platter. Once you get over the initial surprise its actually quite good. Which is good since it was a minimum six bottle purchase. And at £2 a bottle I can live with the fact that I chucked one bottle down the drain thinking it was corked.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Portugal vinyards
« Reply #54 on: December 08, 2020, 07:38:40 am »
I'm planning a Portuguese Camino next year (Covid permitting).  The route starts in Porto and winds it's way through the Vinho Verde region of Portugal, before hitting Galicia and one of my favourite grapes, Mencia ....   *hic*
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Re: Portugal vinyards
« Reply #55 on: December 11, 2020, 08:29:23 pm »
Running out of white wine I might try a last order, I need recommendations for white.
I had this, and while it was very cheap it showed https://www.portugalvineyards.com/en/vinho-verde/6119-monte-baixo-vinho-verde-white-2019-5601660972178.html
I generally like nice dry wines like Reisling, Gruner Veltlinger, Sauv Blanc, Albarino etc

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Re: Portugal vinyards
« Reply #56 on: December 11, 2020, 10:27:51 pm »
Your wine choices are the same as Mrs Ham (she also detests oaked wines), she really enjoyed this vinho verde. You'd be unlikely to be disappointed by Tras os Montes, I wine I tended to reach for when choosing for Mrs Ham in Portugal (it's basically a Duoro), but as it is on the slightly pricier end I didn't have any in my recent order. Looooads of Alvarinho grape - this recommended upthread is a good'un, here's the "pure" alvarinho search https://www.portugalvineyards.com/en/39-white-wine?q=Varieties-Alvarinho

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Re: Portugal vinyards
« Reply #57 on: December 12, 2020, 06:20:19 pm »
It won't let me place an order, when I get to 'shipping' it says 'There is no carrier available. Check back soon if we are already delivering to your destination.'
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Re: Portugal vinyards
« Reply #58 on: December 13, 2020, 11:50:53 pm »
"There is no carrier available. Check back soon if we are already delivering to your destination."

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Re: Portugal vinyards
« Reply #59 on: December 18, 2020, 10:16:21 pm »
Well I must say the Dao 2017 is rather nice and the Porta 6 is yummy. Both from the same winemaker in the country of our oldest ally. We must be mad.
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Re: Portugal vinyards
« Reply #60 on: December 26, 2020, 07:18:13 am »
Did anyone else follow my suggestion of the Moscatel? I went for this which turned out to be an absolute winner.

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Re: Portugal Vineyards
« Reply #61 on: December 28, 2020, 03:17:23 pm »
I bought     Águia Moura White 2019    which was very drinkable, and
 Cadão Red 2018     which we haven't yet opened on account of being given some reds for Christmas.
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