Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Vinho Verde Aromas Das Castas 2012 Alvarinho Trajadura

*Sample received

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.

*Sample received



Anonymous said...

Hi Dan,

Where do you purchase your Vinho Verde wines in Iowa? I recently relocated to IA and love Vinho Verde wines but have not located where to purchase here. Many thanks for your help.


Dan Goderis said...

Most wine sections at grocery stores sell many selections of the Vinho Verde Wines. Hope this helps. Cheers Dan