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The origin – one of the most important characteristics as it indicates its quality level as a traditional wine country. In the case of Vinho Verde wines, it is certainly accompanied by a Vinho Verde Seal of Guarantee, to approve its origin and quality.
Seal of Guarantee
Issued by the Vinho Verde Region Committee, the Seal of Guarantee assures the origin, the Region, and the winemaking production and processes.
Why is Vinho Verde a low-alcoholic wine? Giving its grape varieties, winemaking process as well as the maturation of its grape, Vinho Verde, as a young wine has specific young grape varieties, low residual sugar and therefore, low alcohol content.
Sulfites are naturally present compounds in the fermentation process, helping as a preservative against bad bacteria or other microorganisms – but this protection only lasts a few weeks and that’s why it is added extra sulfites to preserve all bottles.
D.O.C means Controlled Denomination of Origin and is an exclusive seal of origin and quality assurance for Vinho Verde winemakers.