Wine Spectator Highlights Diverse Values From Portugal

Kim Marcus of Wine Spectator includes two Vinho Verde producers in his recent web feature article “14 Diverse Values From Portugal”. Kim says, ‘If you are looking for crisp whites, try the Vinho Verdes. The top-rated wine, from Soalheiro, is made from Alvarinho grapes (known as Albariño in Spain) grown in old-vine vineyards. The juice is mostly fermented in stainless-steel tanks, though a small percentage goes into neutral oak for added richness.’ Wines from Quinta da Lixa were also reviewed in this article.

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Postcard From Portugal in D Magazine

Hayley Hamilton Cogill, wine writer for D Magazine, recently traveled in the Vinho Verde region as a guest of the CVRVV. In her latest article, she tells us about this trip and all of the properties visited and wines tasted. Read more to hear about some of the changes in the region and hear how Hayley discovered “that there is a lot more to this picturesque region than meets the eye (or the palate)”!

Portuguese 101: How to pronounce Vinho Verde Grape Names

Ordering wine can be hard enough without having to stumble over how to pronounce a certain grape name or region. Vinho Verde’s grape names may look intimidating, but they are actually easy to say. Here, locals break down some of the most common ones for you:

Alvarinho with Joana of Quinta de Santiago:

Espadeiro with Andre of Casal de Ventozela:

Loureiro with Pedro of Quinta da Aveleda:

Trajadura with Pedro of Quinta da Aveleda:

Vinhão with Andre of Casal de Ventozela:

 

Boston Globe Recommends Vinho Verde

Ellen Bhang recommends Vinho Verde including Muros Antigos Alvarinho 2013, which she describes as “A winner with shredded Brussels sprouts salad with shaved Parmigiano Reggiano.”

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