Pluma, Casa de Vila Verde, Vinho Verde DOC, Portugal, 10.5% abv.

pluma 4There at the Wines of Portugal – Vancouver tasting table #40 was Ricardo Jorge Pinto Correia, the Director of Casa Santos Lima with a line up of wines to show Vancouver.

Friendly, unflappable and enthusiastic about his wares, Ricardo happily explained in great detail about the lines he was showing from numerous producers, including heavier weights such as Quinta de Porrais pluma 1(formerly owned by the legendary, first woman of Portuguese wine, Doña Antonia Ferreira), and a strawberries and creamy rosé called Portuga made of Castelão and (closely related) Camarate pluma 2grapes from Lisbon.

This light pleaser, the Pluma from Vinho Verde, however was the one I started with.  Effervescent and refreshing, it’s a very pale shade of straw and is made from a blend of Trajadura/Treixadura, Loureiro pluma 3(both commonly used in Vinho Verde), Avesso (for scent) and Arinto (lemon and citrus) grapes.

It’s intensely aromatic – much moreso than the average Vinho Verde – and shows a massive bouquet of green flowers.  The lightly sparkling palate has high acidity and expresses flavours of fresh lemon, lime blossom and green tomato with a good finish.

WSET Good, this is a simple but delicious wine with light alcohol.  Great for those quintessential hot summer days – or equally well matched with fresh seafood.



About winellama

I love wine...and finally decided to do something about it.
This entry was posted in Arinto, Avesso, Loureiro, Treixadura / Trincadero, WHITE and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s