Vinho Verde Wine

This region in northern Portugal is known for its dry, refreshing, low alcohol and lightly spritzy wines that are consumed very young, a.k.a. “green wine.” It lies north of the Port region, bordering Spain’s Galicia, along the Atlantic Coast (another reason for its name, this is sometimes known as the Costa Verde, or “Green Coast”). The soils there are mostly granite and slate, with the majority of the vineyards grown in granite. This is the mirror opposite of the nearby Douro where slate is preferred over granite. 

Most of the best wines are made from Alvarinho, the same as Spain’s Albariño. However, there are many other indigenous grapes that are also used, including Loueiro, Trajadura, Azal and Pederna. 
– Description from Amanda Schuster

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  • Is there a winemaker/grower that OT doesn't know?  Now they want his ... from those.  Bought one Vinho Verde, and two reds, both blends from regions I haven't had or wineries I didn't already know.  Wanted to pick up a straight Touriga Nacional but the only one they had was Follies by Aveleda, which is fine (lots of 90 pint scores, if you care... Read More

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  • Casa Senhorial Do Reguengo Medium Dry Vinho Verde


    Honeyed melon aromas with white grape and peach. This is bright and fresh with soft bubbles and good acidity. There's a hint of sweetness here on the palate and floral notes with ripe fresh fruit, mostly melon, peach and lemon and a nice soft finish. Read More

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  • Y'know that guy who posts Keenan sales blurbs here on the Forum?  I ... ... but, heck, so is a $10 Vinho Verde.The research continues.&nbs Read More

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  • Casal Garcia Vinho Verde 2015


    Binny's 5/2016. It is light, refreshing, fun to drink, and by no means last it is cheap. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Gazela Vinho Verde 2013


    Binny's 5/2016. Still an excellent summer day attitude adjustment beverage, and at $4 per bottle. Read More

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  • Gazela Rosé Blend Vinho Verde Rosé


    Binny's 5/2016. No noticeable difference between the Rosé and the white. Both gulp-able, and light on the brain. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Vila Nova Vinho Verde Portugal 2014


    Binny's 5/2016. Vinho open the bottle and whoosh it's gone. Love this wine for it's easy drink-ability. It is close to "best in class". Fizzy, dry and delightful. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Broadbent Vinho Verde NV


    Light to medium weight, but Crisp, refreshing, with nice bite of acidity. Had this with spicy Seafood and it worked quite well. What a great price point. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Sara - A decent less expensive way might be to consider Vinho Verdes from Portugal.  Full of citrus notes and slightly effervescent it's a great party and opening wine.  $8 - $11(A note - If you've Heard of the Simply brand of Lemonade, we've come up with a mix that includes Vinho Verde and the Simply Lemonade/Raspberry.)                        ... Read More

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  • Caiua a Noite NV


    Not a good as other versions but good non-the-less. Here to is a wonderfully citrussy wine that will pour well on a whatever day of the week, any time of the year day. Juicy acidity and stoney citrus fruit makes this a wonderful compliment to fish, chicken and whatever you want to drink it with. 87 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • It's an inexpensive one and only applies to UKers, but Sainsbury's Vinho Verde is amazing and a steal at only £3.70. Light, pleasant, off dry, but not too sweet.

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