bright, focused and elegant witharomas of vanilla, orange blossom, and yellow delicious apple. Lush and ripeflavors of white peach, Asian pear, vanilla and citrus finish with a hint ofcreamy, honeyed oak.
Vinho Verde is traditionally non-vintage and consumed quickly, so the wine on the shelf will always be a fresh bottling. The way to make a proper Vinho Verde is to suppress the malolactic fermentation and inject carbon dioxide at bottling to give the wine its characteristic spritz. We use pneumatic presses for gentle pressing to extract the free run juice and fermentation is around 16 degrees centigrade, which gives a slow fermentation which, in turn, protects the character of the Loureiro grape. We use a special yeast QA21 which was developed in our vineyards and is now used all over the world. It gives a special character to our wines, which are produced at Quinta de Azevedo.
Layers of richness and complexity wrap around a core of wild strawberry
and raspberry. Intoxicatingly aromatic with scents of mocha, espresso
roast, violets and ripe red berries. Rich on the palate with flavors
of framboise, blackberry compote, and hints of licorice-laced black
pepper. Valravn shows the weight of top quality dry-farmed Zinfandel,
balanced by a the freshness that is the hallmark of these ancient vines.
Big and delicious for your ’perty mouth. Expect lovely, warm smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts. A bit of earthy spice and a scintilla of dark cherries. It’s a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.