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Casal Garcia – the wine, was firts launched in 1939. The French winemaker Eugene Helisse saw a beautiful vineyard on his way to Oporto and decided to meet the owner – Roberto Guedes. In the end, Eugene, got hired at the vineyard for his (intriguing!) ideas regarding the vinification method and process. All his ideas ended up being a great success. The wine was surprisingly fresh and bright. It’s said, that while wiping off the dust from a bottle, his very thin handkerchief got stuck on it and he couldn’t remove it. The pattern of it is still present on current labels.
Ever tried Casal Garcia when in Portugal (or even outside)? No? Impossible, correct your mistake right away! I’m a great “fan” of vinho verde (green wine) as well as rose. It’s brilliant for warm weather, slightly chilled with any meal (at least to me) – it’s perfect. Both, rose and green have around 10% alcohol content, both are fruity and very fresh. Recommended by producer as appetizers or light meals (salads, fish, seafood). When the heat wave strikes, enjoy an evening with a slightly cool glass of Casal Garcia and appreciate every sip of it.
Casal Garcia is the most sold vinho verde in the world (yaaay!). Avg. price in shops (PT): 4 euros per 0.75 bottle.