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Cara a Cara
2019
VINHO DE PORTUGAL

REGION:

Portugal

 

AROMAS:

Red apple

Mango

Savory

 

FLAVORS:

Fuji apple

Yellow pear

Anise

 

COLOR:

Pale lemon with a slight green hue

 

VARIETALS:

75% Fernão Pires

20% Moscatel Graúdo

5% Antão Vaz

ALC. BY VOL.:

12%

PERSONALITY:

Zesty, fresh, bright, unique.

 

DESCRIPTION:

While perhaps not recognized internationally, coastal Portugal is an extremely popular destination for Lisbon weekenders, and the flavor of the local white wines are impossible to forget. They are consistently, perfectly ripe, lovely, fresh, fruity wines with moderate alcohol and great acidity. Cara a Cara is a blend of indigenous Portuguese grape varieties, expertly concocted to provide maximum pleasure and flavor generosity.

 

Made by one of my favorite winemakers in the world - this blend he calls "little birdie" because of the song it makes you sing after tasting it. Classically trained and hailing from a family with a long tradition of winemaking, he could have chosen anywhere to make his living, but he always knew coastal Portugal would be the place. We worked together to make this fresh, fun, layered wine whose flavor comes in waves, so grab your board and hang ten with Cara a Cara!

CARA A CARA -
AROUND THE WORLD IN ONE SIP:

Coastal Portugal is a land of contrasts - some of the best, most modern surfing beaches in Europe are situated within view of vineyards with some of the longest tradition of fine wine growing in the entire country. While not yet known by name, the flavors of the local wines are unmistakably Portuguese yet very accessible, speaking to the salty air, warm ocean breezes and the freshest of seafoods, all in local abundance.

 

Portugal itself has a strong cultural identity and inner unity, owing to it’s out-sized history of influence on global affairs and privileged location to the west of the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal is perhaps best known historically for its explorers who helped fill in the blanks on the world’s maps. This spirit of exploration and innovation remains in the bloodlines of the Portuguese people to this day - and reflected in the unique character of Cara a Cara.