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Gazela goes well with summer.

Gazela Vinho Verde Rosé photographed by Jerry Hall on Winewaves & More.
  • Gazela Rosé has a "slight prickle" of fizz that sets it apart from still or bubbly wines. Also, the lower alcohol level (9.5%) combined with only 1.6% residual sugar makes this wine light, ideal for moderation occasions. Aromas of tutti frutti and circus peanuts plus floral and herbal notes are crisp, acidic and cider-like on the palate. Blend: 35% Borraçal (Caiño Tinto), 30% Espadeiro, 30% Amaral (Azal tinto), and 5% Vinhão (all red grape varieties).
  • Vinho Verde is the largest grape growing region in Portugal, located in the cool rainy northwest. The cool weather makes for acidic wines that finish at lower alcohol levels without cloying levels of sweetness. Vinho Verde literally means "green wine" but translates to "young wine", as most wines from here are made to be drunk very soon after harvest and expedient processing/bottling. The slight fizz is introduced by artificial carbonation to mimic the earlier practice of allowing malolactic fermentation to occur after bottling.
  • The rosé version of this label is fruitier than the white version and is a festive pour, especially in southern summer heat and humidity. Drink by itself or with lunch, especially seafood bites. Screw cap. Local price/750 ml: 7.
Gazela Vinho Verde Rosé photographed by Jerry Hall on Winewaves & More.