The Vinho Verde is an unique product in the entire
world with a blending of aroma and petillance that makes it one of the most delicious
Medium in alcohol, Vinho Verde has great digestive properties due to its
freshness and special qualities. It is a highly regarded wine, specially for Summer
drinking. The malo-lactic fermentation gives it a distinctive taste and personality. The
reds are full-bodied wines with an intense colour and a rosy or light red foam. The whites
usually present a lemony or straw colour.
The strong distinctive character and originality of these wines are the
result of soil and climate characteristics and social-economic agents, on one hand, and of
the grape varieties and the vinegrowing methods, on the other.
The vines, distinguished by their great vegetative expansion in severe
conditions, occupy an area of almost 35 thousand hectares, corresponding to 15% of the
national viticultural area.