Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Vinho Verde Aromas Das Castas 2012 Alvarinho Trajadura
3 to 4 foot of snow on the ground and I'm popping a sample bottle of Vinho Verde from Portugal. First I am impressed with the cool label and long sleek bottle. I've been a fan and also recruited my daughters who love wallet friendly crisp wines or anything Dad pours which they never pay per glass :)
What you will find in each bottle is a refreshing white wine great with small plate salads or conversation sippers. Lime citrus, melon, tangerine, lemon, apricot with mineral on the nose. The mouth was a burst of limeade, tangerine and melon. The tropics are alive and well in this bottle. I paired with chicken salad over buttery crackers and the pairing was sweet.
Check out your local wine store and try some of these value wines from Vinho Verde.