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Fresh and Luxurious: A Review from Reverse Wine Snob

We’re throwing it back (it is #ThrowbackThursday after all) to the delicious single varietal Alvarinho. We’ve discussed how Alvarinhos differ from the traditional Vinho Verde blend but did you know that each Alvarinho possesses a unique personality? It’s true! This one is particularly fresh, but Alvarinho’s can also age for quite a few years.

“The 2015 Vale dos Ares Alvarinho from MQ Vinhos begins with a pleasing aroma of grapefruit, guava and other tropical fruit along with a little peach and honeysuckle. Tasting the wine reveals lots of honey-soaked, rich and fresh tropical fruit flavors as well as citrus, peach and apricot. The wine alse features a smooth, mouth-filling and luxurious texture. A bit of minerality leads into the dry, tart and delicious finish.” – Reverse Wine Snob

Get the full review and additional insight from Reverse Wine Snob here: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/vale-dos-ares-alvarinho#more-64594

Reverse Wine Snob Brings Us a Taste of Rosé

Last week Reverse Wine Snob gave us an introduction to the rosés of Vinho Verde. Now he’s getting down to business and suggesting some great examples of these wines. We’re so excited to pair these rosés with a springtime. Today Reverse Wine Snob features Estreia Vinho Verde Rosé.

“This wine should be quite popular with fans of sweet rosé wines but it still retains a nice level of sophistication. Add in the low price and you’ve got a perfect porch pounder for the warm weather coming up. It ends crisp and sweet. A great way to introduce yourself and your friends to the rosé wines of Vinho Verde!”

Find his full review here: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/estreia-vinho-verde-rose

Reverse Wine Snob: “Afectus Loureiro – Sweet and Sassy”

Reverse Wine Snob brings us another great review of  something a little more unique and special. The Afectus Loureiro is a single varietal wine made exclusively from the Loureiro grape. This variety grows extremely well in the sub-region of Lima. You can read more about Lima in Reverse Wine Snob’s post from last week.

 

Get his full review of this “sweet and sassy” wine here: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/afectus-loureiro

Adventure Around Vinho Verde

It may not be #TravelTuesday, but that won’t stop us from traveling around two exciting sub-regions of Vinho Verde. Reverse Wine Snob brings us the scoop on what’s happening in Amarante and Lima. Find out what fun things you can do when you visit! Hint: There’s more than just wine tasting.

Reverse Wine Snob writes: “One of the most exciting aspects of being a winelover is not just drinking a wine from a faraway region, but actually visiting there and experiencing the wine in the context of its history, its people and its culture.” If you can’t travel there in reality, we’ll give you the virtual version!

Read the full article here: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/take-a-tour-of-vinho-verde#more-39059

Back to the Blends

While Reverse Wine Snob has been focusing on some of the less traditional single varietal wines in his recent posts, today he brings us back to the blends.

“The Campelo Vinho Verde Branco begins with a pleasant aroma of apple, pear and some floral notes. The wine tastes fresh, fruity, slightly fizzy, fun and very refreshing. With 5 g/L of residual sugar and good acidity the tart apple, pear, citrus and grapefruit notes have just a touch of sweetness. This one is honestly just a pleasure to drink with great, full fruit flavors that aren’t always easy to find at this low price. It even has a bit of stony/flinty minerality that leads into the fresh finish full of tart citrus notes that last and last.” – Reverse Wine Snob

To get the full review, check out his blog post: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/campelo-vinho-verde-branco#more-36267

From Reverse Wine Snob: “Portal do Fidalgo Alvarinho – Delicate and Delightful”

Reverse Wine Snob is back with another review! This time he’s focusing on a single varietal Alvarinho. Find a sneak peak below, as well as a link to the full review!

“Today we’re back with another delightful Vinho Verde pick! Unlike the last wine we featured, which was a blend of several different varieties, today’s wine is a single varietal Alvarinho. You can find out lots more about this variety in our Grapes of Vinho Verde article.

The 2013 Portal do Fidalgo Alvarinho begins with a pleasing aroma of apple, pear and citrus. It’s a bit shy when first opened but don’t let that stop you (…) Better and better with every sip, this is a wine that’s hard to put down once you discover its delights!”

 

Get the full review: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/portal-do-fidalgo

Deliciously Delicious: A Recommendation from Reverse Wine Snob

Reverse Wine Snob says the 2015 Portal da Calcada Reserve Vinho Verde has gastronomic aptitude.

What does he mean exactly?

“‘Gastronomic aptitude’ — that may be one of my new favorite phrases, but with this wine, like many from Vinho Verde, it is absolutely true. This wine also typifies exactly what we talked about last week — a white blend made in a modern style from a region with a whole lot of history.”

Get the whole review here: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/portal-da-calcada

Modern Wines with A Whole Lot of History: A Look at Where Vinho Verde Started by Reverse Wine Snob

“As we’ve discussed many times before, we’re huge fans of Vinho Verde (pronounced veeng-yo vaird), the region in Portugal just to the west of Douro and to the south of Rías Baixas in Spain. Today we’re back with more on the long (and we mean long) history of the region in this special post sponsored by Vinho Verde Wines.

Last year we introduced this region in our Get to Know Vinho Verde post. We then highlighted a number of amazing selections well under $20 from a variety of different grapes. (You can check out all those here.)

And while these fresh, modern wines are extremely popular today their history goes way back. All the way to back to the Romans in the 1st Century AD, in fact. The oldest known historical references about the existence of wine in this area come from two Romans, Seneca the philosopher and Pliny the naturalist, as well as the legislation of the Roman Emperor Domitian (51-96 AD).”

Intrigued? Find the whole blog and a list of recommended wines: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/vinho-verde-modern-wines-with-a-whole-lot-of-history

More Great Content from Reverse Wine Snob

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Looking for some great Vinho Verde wines to enjoy this summer season and beyond? We partnered with Reverse Wine Snob to bring you some great recommendations on what you should be sipping.

Read more here and also find articles on all things Vinho Verde!

Reverse Wine Snob Brings You Vinho Verde

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Are you up to date on everything you need to know about Vinho Verde? We partnered with Reverse Wine Snob to help you brush up on all things Vinho Verde so you are ready for the summer season!

Read more here and get reviews of your new favorite wines!