Aromas of apricot, citrus and wild flower honey with a hint of cinnamon give this a very different profile than most Vinho Verdes on the nose. On the palate this is dry and crisp, providing a great contrast to the sweet and spicy nose, but without the mouth puckering acidity of some Vinho Verdes. Flavours of dried apricot, orange zest and lemon lead to a clean mineral and citrus finish. One complaint on this wine is that it lacks the usual effervescence that is typical to Vinho Verde. Not the end of the world as this is still a tasty and unique wine, but we’re normally big fans of the refreshing citrus fizz of Vinho Verde. This is a richer, more full bodied Vinho Verde than most – definitely not your typical cheap Portuguese fizz.
Try this paired with grilled white fish -the fattiness of halibut, sole or lingcod would be ideal the ideal foil for the crisp citrus flavours, but this wine also has the weight to stand up to them.
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