Although the weather is cooling down as the summer draws to a close there’s still no reason not to drink a refreshing white wine with a hint of spritz and this drinkable Portuguese Vinho Verde (literally Green Wine) was a very pleasant surprise.
Quinta De Azevedo is from a single estate vineyard in the Braga district in the Minho province of northern Portugal. It’s a blend of 95%
Served nicely chilled it had a lovely nose of citrus fruits, namely, red apple, lemons and lime. On first sip it was crisp and intense with quite a bit of mouth-watering acidity, again citrus fruits aplenty, apple and lemons dominate along with a hint of pear and something floral, finishing with a little kick of spritz on the tongue.
Nothing too complex and doesn’t try to be but just interesting enough, a nice refreshing drink and as Vinho Verde’s go this was very good and definitely a cut above a lot of VV’s I’ve had in the past.
Still got a few bottles left to be enjoyed, even if the summer is coming to an end.