Broadbent Vinho Verde


Produced in the Barcelos commune, from a small region in Northern Portugal. Pneumatic presses are used for gentle pressing to extract free run juice. A slow fermentation takes place under controlled temperatures to protect the character of the Loureiro grape. Broadbent uses a special yeast (QA21) which gives a special character to the wine. This yeast was developed in their vineyards, and is now used all over the
world. The way to make a proper Vinho Verde is to suppress the malolactic fermentation and inject carbon dioxide at bottling to give the wine its characteristic spritz. Fresh with tart green apple, white peach and melon flavors, crisp and zesty finish.