GAZELA - Green Wine
DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN: DOC Vinho Verde
REGION: Vinhos Verdes
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Portugal
WINEMAKER: Miguel Pessanha
VARIETIES: 40% Loureiro, 30% Pedernã, 15% Trajadura, 15% Azal
Gazela is a soft, light and refreshing Vinho Verde that goes well with life. Gazela is an uncompromising wine, a renewed classic that confirms all the region's potential to create light and engaging wines, ideal for everyday drinking.
Gazela has a very light yellow citrine colour, with a slight fizz that enhances its bouquet, flavours and freshness. Aromatic and engaging, Gazela adds to its citrine and tropical fruit notes a lively and stimulating acidity, very well balanced by a slight touch of sugar. The end product is a simple, versatile and very attractive wine.
Gazela is produced at Quinta de Azevedo wine centre, a splendid estate owned by Sogrape Vinhos near Barcelos, in the Vinho Verde Region. Hand-picked grapes undergo soft stem-removal and crushing. The resulting must is separated from skins in pneumatic presses and subjected to static decanting for about 24 hours, suitably protected from oxidation, until it reaches the required level of clarity. Fermentation in stainless steel vats then follows, under a controlled temperature of about 16ºC.
Gazela is bottled immediately after fermentation and final blending, so as to guarantee its whole original freshness.
Gazela must be kept upright, in a dry and cool place. Given its freshness, Gazela is a wine that is best drunk young.
Gazela should be served well chilled, in a white wine glass or a flute, at a temperature between 6ºC-8ºC.
Gazela is ideal with salads, light fish or seafood dishes, or just as an aperitif.