Full Review

Raw Bar

Raw Bar
2020 Vinho Verde

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other Portuguese White

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 9.5% RS: 2%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9
Best Buy

Raw Bar
2020 Vinho Verde

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other Portuguese White

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 9.5% RS: 2%
Pale straw color. Aromas of grapefruit juice, candied peach, white jasmine, and lemon zest with a supple, bright, petillant, dry light body and a smooth, snappy kiwi, passionfruit and fruit cocktail finish with no oak flavor. A bright and tropical, fruit-forward Vinho Verde that will shine al fresco.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: grapefruit juice, candied peach, white jasmine, and lemon zest
Taste Flavor: kiwi, passionfruit and fruit cocktail
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright and tropical, fruit-forward Vinho Verde that will shine al fresco.

The Importer

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USA
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Other Portuguese White

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Besides Albariño, there are other notable white wines from Portugal. The most famous is Vine Verde ("green wine") made from several local white varieties, such as Arinto and Trajadurra in the northern province of Minho. These are light, refreshing whites with aromas of citrus, melon and nectarine. They are appealing, light white wines to be enjoyed fresh as a summer sipper or with light seafood or salads.

There are also white wines from the Douro region that are similarly styled light whites, as well as a few from coastal areas such as Bairrada and the Beira Atlantico. Some of the most celebrated whites come from the Beiras region in western Portugal. Here a few producers make a barrique-aged white from the Cerceal variety. These wines are richer and more complex than they typical Portuguese white and point to a new era in the country's viticulture.