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From Reverse Wine Snob: Casa de Vilacetinho Loureiro

Reverse Wine Snob is taking us back to single varietal Vinho Verde. He says, “the 2015 Casa de Vilacetinho Loureiro begins with aromas of citrus, tropical fruit and a pleasant floral note on the nose. Tasting the wine reveals a refreshing mix of pineapple, peach and honey with a round, soft and smooth mouthfeel and lively acidity.”

Get the whole review: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/casa-de-vilacetinho-loureiro

Reverse Wine Snob Highlights the Single Varietal Avesso

Want to branch out and be a wine pioneer? We have just the wine for your. This single varietal Avesso is not your typical Vinho Verde. Typically the Avesso grape is blended into wines to give the wine a fuller body. However, the 2015 Quinta de Linhares Avesso highlights the Avesso variety in all of its glory. Enjoy flavors of pear and grapefruit and a refreshing and lively mouthfeel.

“The 2015 Quinta de Linhares Avesso from Agri-Roncao Vinicola and winemaker Antonio Sousa begins with a pleasant aroma of pear and apple but it really takes off when tasting. Taking a sip reveals a vibrant and delicious wine with more pear and apple plus a good dose of grapefruit. This medium to full-bodied wine has great depth of flavor and a wonderful, lively mouthfeel. It ends long with plenty of lingering grapefruit and pear flavors. This is a very refreshing, lovely wine and definitely a variety to seek out.” – Reverse Wine Snob

Get the full review here: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/quinta-de-linhares-avesso#more-72728 

Reverse Wine Snob Brings Us Up Close and Personal With Alvarinho

From blends to single varietal wines, the Alvarinho grape is a showstopper. Reverse Wine Snob talks with some of the winemakers from Vinho Verde to get their first hand knowledge and impression of one of the most important grapes in the region.

“As a result of the potential of this variety and the enthusiasm about it from a new generation of winemakers, there has been a large investment in new vineyards and new vineyard planting systems. Since the 2015 vintage the region has started a six year transition period to allow all the wineries of Vinho Verde region to produce and label Vinho Verde Alvarinho, even outside the sub-region of Monção e Melgaço. In other words, look for even more of the innovative and top quality Alvarinho wines from the Vinho Verde region in the future.” – Reverse Wine Snob

Get the full article and the interviews with the winemakers here: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/vinho-verde-alvarinho

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

The Diversity of Vinho Verde

We have one more surprise in store for you and we’ll leave it up to Lauren Sloss to tell you.

From Reverse Wine Snob: Think Pink This Spring!

We know you’re all familiar with the wide variety of white wines from Vinho Verde. But don’t worry, you’ll be able to satisfy your craving for crisp, fresh and delicious rosé wines from Vinho Verde as well. Try these rosés recommended by Reverse Wine Snob, perfect for pairing with spicy or sweet dishes or just enjoying with a nice afternoon on the porch.

 

“As we mentioned earlier, one of the main attractions of these wines is their extreme flexibility in pairing with a wide range of foods. Refreshing acidity and lower alcohol levels certainly play a part. Vinho Verde rosé wines are also often a bit on the sweeter side, not nearly as dry as say your typical Provence rosé, which allows them to pair well with desserts or even spicy foods.” – Reverse Wine Snob

Find the whole blog post here: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/vinho-verde-rose#more-54388

 

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Passion in Vinho Verde

From the vineyards to the winery to the support teams, there are an endless number of people contributing their skills to make these wonderful wines. The key ingredient is passion! We want to share with you with these wonderful words from Lauren Sloss.

Discovering Single Varietal Vinho Verde

You are probably familiar with the tasty blends from Vinho Verde. Did you know there are single varietal wines as well? That’s right (it’s ok to do a double take), try some single varietal Alvarinho or Louriero to get up close and personal with the different characteristics of the many varietals from Vinho Verde.

Watch what Lauren Sloss has to say on these exciting single varietal wines.

 

Are you interested in trying a single varietal Alvarinho? Check out wines from Reguendo de Melgaço.

It’s All About the People

Who else makes up this vibrant region of Portugal? Virginia Miller tells us her perspective on the people of Vinho Verde. Heads-up, if it wasn’t already on your wine destination list, it will be now.

 

Check out this amazing eco-friendly resort for your next trip: http://www.foodrepublic.com/2016/12/02/hungry-concierge-monverde-hotel-portugal/