Spring has sprung
Hear the singing birdie
Time for Vinho Verde!
Though overlooked by many 'serious' wine lovers, VV is hands down one of the best, if not the best, value in the white wine universe. Why? Let me count the ways..
- VV is usually in the $8-$10 range
- V.Verde offers a dose of zing (acidity), some petillance and tasty lemon-lime-pear flavor
- Vinho Verde pairs with almost any springtime picnic basket food - crusty bread and cheese, ma's potato salad, fried chicken, deviled eggs, &c
- At 8-11% alcohol b.v., VV won't turn brunch into a prelude to a mental fog-filled day
- Did I mention it is cheap?
Learn more about NW Portugal's cheerful, slightly spritzy gem here.
Broadbent Vinho Verde NV ($10) - a blend of 3 traditional VV grapes (notice the absence of Albarino/Alvarinho, which is actually not a traditional V.Verde grape): Loureiro, Trajadura and Pederna. This wine is bracingly crisp, with surprisingly fresh fruit flavors of citrus and pear. It's light, simple and easily loved. Give it a try with your first brunch or picnic of spring.