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Vasco And The Explorers Alvarinho

Light Crisp White
Size: 75cl
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Price Per Bottle: £11.99
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Alvarinho is the Portuguese name for the extremely popular Albarino. Produced in South Africa but with a nod to the Portuguese Vasco da Gama. It offers pleasingly similar characteristics to the Iberian versions. Excellent aperitif, fresh and clean.
Screw Cap
Screw Cap
Aperitif & Canapes
Aperitif & Canapes
Cheese & Pate
Cheese & Pate
Cured & Smoked  Meats
Cured & Smoked Meats
Fish & Seafood
Fish & Seafood
Light Crisp White
Light Crisp White
Albarino / Alvarinho
Albarino / Alvarinho
Dry Sweetness
Dry Sweetness
At a Glance

ABV: 14%

Country: South Africa, Coastal

Closure: Screw Cap

Enjoy With: Aperitif & Canapes, Cheese & Pate, Cured & Smoked Meats, Fish & Seafood

Wine Style: Light Crisp White

Grape: Albarino / Alvarinho

Vintage: 2020

Sweetness: Dry

Vasco da Gama (c.1460 – 1524) was a Portuguese explorer and the first European to reach India by sea; linking Europe and Asia via the Cape of Good Hope. Da Gama’s first expedition left Lisbon in July 1497 and followed the route pioneered by earlier explorers along the west coast of Africa, before heading into the open ocean and crossing the Equator to seek the South Atlantic westerlies that Bartolomeu Dias had discovered a decade earlier. For over three months da Gama and his crew sailed for more than 10,000 kilometres before they successfully made landfall on the African coast on 4 November. It was from here that they headed east to the Orient. The spices obtained from their expedition were all new to Europe and resulted in a commercial monopoly for the Portuguese for decades to come. But a century on, both the British and the Dutch challenged and eventually broke Portugal’s naval supremacy for the route around Africa.


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