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
Disclosure: This wine was received as a sample.
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