Sample received courtesy Marquee Cellars for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"Vinho Verde is the classic Portugese white wine, it marries beautifully with the fresh fish and seafood that is the tradition of this maritime nation. Light bodied with fresh fruit and citrus aromas, it is soft and floral. In the mouth it is round, fresh and persistent with good structure and balanced acidity. It should be served well chilled.
Vinho Verde is a Portugese wine from the northern part of the country that can consist of several different varieties of grapes and can be either red or white. Vinho Verde literally means "green wine" as you can sometimes see a slight green tinge on the edges of the wine in the glass. The wines are typically very light and fresh, and that is the case here.
The 2009 blue fin Vinho Verde begins with aromas of tropical fruit, flowers, and a little banana. The wine is light and lean, showcasing its citrus and tropical fruit flavors and its delightfully fizzy refreshing style. (It's not a sparkling wine, but it does have a little fizz to it.) The finish is dry and fruity with crisp tropical fruit flavors that linger enticing you to take another sip. Let me just say it's good thing this wine is only 11% alcohol because it will go fast. I was a little worried it would hold up on day 2, but it was just fine. An excellent wine. Best served nicely chilled.
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Overall Rating: 8.0
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