Gazela Vinho Verde, Portugal

Gazela is made at Quinta de Azevedo winery, owned by Sogrape Vinhos near Barcelos, in the Vinho Verde region located in northwest Portugal. The region’s acid-rich granite soils, the hilly landscape strongly influenced by the cool Atlantic climate and the variety of native grape varieties combine to produce wines with strong distinctive personality and originality. Gazela is made from a blend of Loureiro, Trajadura, Azal and Pedernã. The grapes are harvested by hand and undergo careful vinification at temperatures kept below 16ºC to preserve the natural fruit and refreshing acidity that makes Vinho Verde so distinctive and delicious. Gazela has a very light yellow citrine color, with a slight fizz that enhances its bouquet, flavors 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.