Chin Chin Vinho Verde
Chin Chin Vinho Verde
What is Vinho Verde? It is not a grape variety but a DOC for the production of wine. The name means “green wine” but translates as “young wine” with wines usually being released three to six months after being harvested. It is Portugal's largest wine region stretching from the Spanish border and the Minho river in the north, the Atlantic ocean in the west, the Peneda, Gerês, Cabreira and Marão mountain ranges in the east and the Douro river, Freita, Arada and Montemuro mountains in the south. It is the only wine region in the world not named after a place. Most of the soils are heterogeneously granitic with a couple of rogue strips of carboniferous shale and schist running from the southeast to the northwest. Temperatures are mild, fluctuating with the amount of rainfall, 1200mm being a yearly average. The region’s landscape is characterised by a dense but irregular network of valleys connected to the waterways, increasing as you head further inland. And that’s a wee snapshot of Vinho Verde. And that’s the region behind Chin Chin, ably assisted by Antonio Monteiro and his Quinta do Ermízio. Minimalist winemaking, zero wood, terroir respect and wines allowed to reflect and honour the grape, soil and climate are key principles to Monteiro. Chin Chin, born from this, has achieved a huge UK following and somewhat of a cult status becoming a go to summer quaffer. What does it bring to the party? Immense refreshment, a delicate spritz, bone dry, zesty brightness and a saline slice of pear and nectarine. Truly a wine where one bottle is never enough. And it sports a pretty impressive label. And it’s very, very drinkable. And it’s great value. Get it before it sells out, because it will. Guaranteed.
Region: Vinho Verde
Variety: Louriero, Arinto, and Trajadura
Is it Vegan? YesView full details
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