Adega Cooperativa de Ponte de Lima was founded in 1959 and is located in the Lima sub-region, which is one of the nine sub-regions that comprise the Demarcated Region of Vinho Verde, northwest of Portugal. This region due to its natural soil and climate characteristics (granitic, sandy, loam soil, influenced by Atlantic climate) and the grape varieties it has, produces very different wines, but with common characteristics, moderately alcoholic, fruity and fresh.
This wine was made from 100% Loureiro grape, which despite being widely spread today in the Vinho Verde region, appears to reach its fullness in the Lima River valley.
Glistening, pale straw color with a golden edge in the glass.
On the nose, lovely floral notes with light citrus aromas, and herbals, with an emphasis on orange blossom, acacia and linden.
Once the wine touches your mouth, there is a balanced, good-bodied, medium-dry white wine with strong citrus flavors, plenty of lemon and lime, accompanied by juicy pear and green apple, and a light sweetness of peach, without being too sweet. No yeast aromas.
The wine presents a good level of acidity, mild minerality and a hint of creaminess in a short finish, along with a surprisingly alcoholic aftertaste, despite the relatively low (11,5%) alcohol content.
Slightly fizzy, very fresh, light bubbles liven the body.
A crispy and refreshing wine with a medium-plus intensity.
Winemaking: after manually harvested, fermentation in open vats with controlled temperature.
Consume at 8-10 °C temperature.
Good as an appetizer, and pairing well with oysters, seafood, sushi, fish dishes, pasta, salad or even desserts.
Another amazing Vinho Verde wine. An easy to drink, very refreshing wine, that is a perfect company on the hot summer days.