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The heat outside continues, and so the Vinho Verde must continue to flow!

Last night I reviewed a still (non-sparkling) Vinho Verde and mentioned that Vinho Verde comes in a number of different styles.  Tonight, I check out another of those styles — a rosé Vinho Verde.

I don’t really have any background on this producer, so let’s just get to thoughts on the wine.  After all, that’s what matters most anyway.

Hera Vinho Verde

There’s a prominent floral note on the nose that’s rose-like.  It also offers some raspberry and cranberry aromas.  The palate is slightly frizzante with good acidity and flavors such as citrus, apple, cranberry and light red plum.  The finish is somewhat short, but good with citrus and wet stone flavors.

Besides the tasty flavors and the exceptional bargain price, one of the things I like about Vinho Verde like this is that the alcohol level is relatively low.  This one is only 10% ABV.  That means you can have a few more sips before you’ve had “too much.”  My goal when drinking a wine is to relax and enjoy it — not to get wasted.  While some wines with lower alcohol levels taste thin or out of balance, that’s not a problem here.  And if a wine has low alcohol and still tastes balanced and delicious I’m in!

Wine: Hera Rosé
Variety: Vinho Verde
Vintage: 2011
Alcohol: 10%
Rating: 85
Price: $7.99
Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.

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