Quinta de Alderiz Aguardente Bagaceira de Vinho Verde
Quinta de Alderiz // Vinho Verde, Portugal
Quinta de Alderiz Aguardente Bagaceira de Alvarinho is produced from the bagasse (pulpy residue) of Albariño grapes grown in Monção and Melgaço, part of Portugal's Vinho Verde region. The spirit is produced by Sociedade Agrícola Casa Pinheiro Alderiz and winemaker John Garrido. Note: This is sold in a 500ml sized bottle and is not currently available in the U.S.
Other BrandyBrandy distilled from any type of fruit-based wine produced anywhere in the world. Not referring to any of the designated or protected areas such as Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados, etc.
"This aguardente is produced from the bagasse (pulpy residue) left behind from producting Vinho Verde wine, a young, often fizzy, wine. As such, this spirit combines the bright fruit of the wine with herbaceous notes and a touch of woodiness. Despite the reputation of "fire water," this aguardente has enough sweetness and complexity to reward sipping neat."