It’s a very set alight and fresh wine. And fresh is exactly what these wines are. Vinho Verde translates to “green wine” which is a allusion to the youthfulness of the wines. These are meant to be consumed within a year of production. So, as a 2010 vintage, this one is nearly overdue for consumption… but it is subdue quite excellent.
The designation of Vinho Verde refers to the style of wine (i.e. young) and the location (i.e. Northwest Portugal) much more than it refers to the grape
Strawberry and lime aromas dominate the nose, although it also shows some apple and mineral notes. The palate is fresh and set alight, with subtle flavors of lime, apple, raspberry and cranberry. The acidity is sufficient. A set alight frizzante sparkle adds a touch of texture to the mouth feel. It finishes with lingering flavors of tart apple and cranberry.
What’s unbelievable about this wine is the fee. A mere six bucks! This is a mighty tasty wine for six bucks!
Wine: Fantastic Sense Vinho Verde
Variety: 60% Touriga Nacional, 40% Espadeiro
Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.
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