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Deu La Deu Alvarinho

I refuse to let go of summer!  Despite things starting to get cool outside, I’m clinging to summer and my favorite summer wines — like Vinho Verde.

I’ve reviewed quite a number of Vinho Verde wines over the past couple years and one thing that tends to be typical with them is a light frizzante bubble.  But not all Vinho Verde has bubbles.  In fact, some Vinho Verde elitists (aka – wine snobs) might even suggest that the best Vinho Verde doesn’t have any bubbles.

And while there are a number of different grapes that can go into a Vinho Verde, some of those same elitists might suggest that those made with alvarinho are the best.

This is one such Vinho Verde that a Vinho Verde elitist might love.  It’s made from alvarinho, without any bubbles and it’s damn tasty!  OK… I might be becoming one of those snobs.

Lemon, grapefruit, mango and mineral aromas give the wine a vibrant and mesmerizing nose.  The palate is also quite vibrant, offering tangy lemon-drenched melon flavors up front with some salty mineral flavors hitting the mid-palate and carrying into the finish.  And that finish is exceptionally long.  While there’s no fizz, it still has a pleasant mouth feel.  But most importantly, it’s just yummy.

Wine: Deu La Deu Alvarinho
Variety: Alvarinho
Vintage: 2011
Alcohol: 13%
Rating: 90
Price: $15.99
Disclosure: This wine was received as a sample.

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Tim is the founder and chief reviewer at Cheap Wine Ratings since 2007.

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