Sunday, August 18, 2013
Raza and Hera Vinho Verde Portgugal
A short hiatus from vino tasting due to some heavy work requirements we tasted a couple of nice Vinho Verde wines today....appropriate for our return of heat.
Vinho Verde is not a grape varietal. It means "green wine" meant to be enjoyed young and tends to have sparkling characteristics in each glass. Also the wine is lower alcohol and easy drinking. These wines originate from the Minho region in Portugal and I find them very refreshing.
Up first Raza and my favorite of the night. Aromas of lemon lime, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, orange peel. Tons of tropical citrus mist. Excellent nose. The mouth was full of lime, honeydew melon, grapefruit, nectarine and a lemon mineral finish. Love the little sparkling effect on these wines.
The Hera had much less going on with nectarine, lime, cantaloupe and orange peel on the nose. In the mouth I tasted the cantaloupe and lime with a nice straw mineral finish.
Always a treat when these quarterly samples arrive. Taste a glass or 2 of Vinho Verde today!