I took a bike trip to Portugal a few years ago and it was hot and dry and we drank the local 'Vinho Verde' like it was water! It's such a light and refreshing wine for hot days.
Vinho Verde, the most popular white wine from Portugal, is a deliciously refreshing, light wine. "Verde", meaning "Green" refers to the hints of lime color. It is an ideal warm-weather wine, excellent for lunch and picnics, or an evening aperitif. It makes a brilliant pairing with any fish, shellfish, and poultry.
Vinho Verde, Portugal’s largest wine region, stretches from the Spanish border to south of Oporto. The soils are acid-rich and granite-based, with areas of schist or slate and clay.
Critical Acclaim: Spritzy and bright, this emphasizes the lemon-lime flavors of Trajadura over the melon richness of Loureiro. It's clean refreshment to chill for the summer.
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GRAPES: 50% Loureiro, 40% Trajadura, & 10% Pedernã - INDIGENOUS WHITE GRAPES OF PORTUGAL.