This joyful and elegant wine, with lots of citrus and ripe southern fruits, goes well with caldo verde, fish soup, seafood, fish dishes, goat and cuts of meat.
Vinho verde is a Portuguese wine from the Minho region in the northwest of the country and the wine region where it is produced. The name refers to the youth and freshness of the wine, and not to the color, because the appellation produces red, white and small-scale rosé wines. The term vinho verde also refers to the freshness of wines produced from grapes harvested before they are fully ripe, to avoid the vagaries of the weather.
The wine is made in the beautiful 400-year-old Fonseca family estate, partially converted into a wine bar and wine cellars. In addition to the range of wines, the pride of the family is the largest camellia cultivation in Europe. The Quinta de Curvos vineyards are situated in a valley influenced by the River Neiva in the Vinho Verde region. They are heavily influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, while enjoying the benefits of granite soils and generous sun exposure. All this builds the unique character of the wines produced there.
Concern for the environment is more than an attitude, it is a practice of Quinta de Curvos that places great emphasis on balancing the biodiversity of the vineyard ecosystem. Grapevines are grown according to the Integrated Conservation Plan to maintain the balance of agricultural ecosystems. Therefore, during the dormant period, the vines, tractors and herbicides are replaced by sheep, reducing the negative impact on the environment.