Localization: Vinho Verde, Portugal
Tasting Notes: Clear, light yellow. Slightly petillant. Young and fruity. Delicate and smooth, fresh and fruity. It is medium-dry wine to be drunk young.
In a region tempered by the influence of the Atlantic, where any landscape remains green in the middle of summer, emerges a wine with a freshness and smoothness without compare. Gatão is a fresh and smooth wine; young, fun and daring. A gentle wine, that reflects and leads to a good frame of mind. An ideal day-to-day wine that refreshes the spirit with its natural freshness.
Food pairing: Excellent with fish, shellfish and light aperetifs.
The Domain: Made by the Borges cooperative since the early 1900's, Gatão was originally named after the tiny town where it was first produced. As the popularity of the brand increased and production demands forced the winery to source grapes from a larger area, the Vinho Verde commission enocouraged Borges to assume instead the "Large Cat" as their mascot so as to avoid misrepresenting the origins of the wine. This large cat has graced their labels ever since (although originally the cat was more of a Puss in Boots type.) Gatão is one of the most successful brands of Vinho Verde in the world today, distributed in 50 countries on 5 continents.