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For those of you who can’t escape to Portugal this year….
We have paired some sustainably sourced, beautifully presented tinned fish with two white wines from the Minho region in North-West Portugal. Neither of these Vinho Verde (DOC) wines are for silent contemplation or intense scrutiny; they are deliciously drinkable: The Raza is fun and lively and the Soalheiro Alvarinho, a stunning alternative to the popular Albariños of Spain.
Raza Vinho Verde 2019
A blend of Arinto (50%), Azal (35%) and Trajadura (15%). We sell buckets of this stuff! A light quaffing wine with racy bubbles and generous fruit. It is only 11.5%! A sharing wine which won’t leave you and your friends sozzled!
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It’s a wonderful wine for drinking by itself or with oily fish. We recommend…
Premium line-caught, Atlantic skipjack tuna from Ramirez; the Portuguese cannery behind the Berthe brand. Berthe was established in 1853 and uses traditional canning techniques, and is committed to sustainable fishing.
Soalheiro Alvarinho 2020
The Soalheiro is an old Butler's favourite and a very classy wine indeed. You can’t quite put your finger on why it’s so good but before you know it, the bottle is empty. Citrus colour with an intense aroma of tropical fruit and mineral notes. The Alvarinho grapes come from two subregions of the Minho. Monção and Melgaço are situated right on the north-west border along the Minho river. The diurnal climate of hot days alternating with cold nights, allows for the maintenance of a fresh and fruity aromas and an acidity which lends poise and elegance to the resulting wine.
We love this wine, especially when it is paired with...
Santa Catarina’s tuna is pole-and-line caught in the Atlantic, and renowned for its pinkish colour and delicate taste. These delicious fillets come in an olive oil infused with rosemary, and are great with salad greens, the oil drizzled over the top with a squeeze of lemon juice for some cut through.
*Go on, treat yourself to a holiday in a glass!
1 bottle Raza Vinho Verde
1 tin Berthe tuna
1 bottle Soalheiro Vinho Verde
1 Santa Catarina tuna