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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  • Quinta de Paços

    Desde o século XVI que há referências documentais sobre a existência de vinhas na Quinta e Casa d...

  • Aveleda - Soc. Agrícola e Comercial da Quinta da Aveleda, SA

    n the 1990’s Aveleda decided to pass through another challenge: to produce a red wine from anothe...

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    Situated in the recognised Vinho Verde region, in the sub-region of Basto, Casa da Tojeira enjoy...

  • Anselmo Mendes

    Anselmo Mendes was born in Monção and has followed the tradition of his family of dedicating thei...

  • Solouro - Vinhos, S. A.

    The Solouro Company is situated in a parish called Louro in the city of Vila Nova de Famalicão. T...

  • Casa de Vila Verde

    Located in the demarcated region of Vinhos Verdes, in the heart of the Sousa River valley, Casa d...

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  • Broadbent Vinho Verde NV

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  • One of my recently-infrequent forays into Facebook ... have been chosen.Vinho VerdeSoaveValpolicellaGarnachaHow about you?  How does this not much up with another recent thread?? Waiting for a GregT dump...  ;-)  Read More

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  • Okay, I'm providing wine for my family (or I hope so, or I won't have ... ... think that way. BTW, Vinho Verde can be light red, so it qualifies as both slightly sparkling and rose.  Woo-hoo!I'd mix it up with a few different wines, since you are buying a fair bit.  For the adventurous, it's a chance to try different things, for the not so ad... Read More

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  • David, GregT and Dmcker are two of the most knowledgeable contributors to the ... the ... though, the idea of Vinho Verde with a Thanksgiving feast.  To my way of thinking the flavors of "all the trappings" pretty much overpower the turkey and most white wines.  I'm thinking here of sugar-heavy yams, cranberry sauce and ham glaze.  One bite o... Read More

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  • Mark--the lighter, slightly frizzante wines (Vinho Verde or Falanghina) are starters, aperitifs as it were. Riesling is for further into the meal. As are the reds. Obviously we'd need to know the whole menu to be precise. Thus I suggested that old thread I wrote in, as well as others around the site that provide pairings with actual menus. I sta... Read More

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  • You can search past Forum threads for examples of differing wine approaches to ... to ... and do half either Vinho Verde from Portugal or Falanghina from southern Italy, and half a good Riesling Kabinett from Germany....&nbs Read More

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  • Pavâo Vinho Verde 2011

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  • Broadbent Vinho Verde NV

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  • Dunn's almost getting ready to drink. Curious how you find the Leoville ... ... d'Alsace, a case of vinho verde and a case of 2010 Guigal Cotes du Rhone. All socked into buckets of ice, though the CdR only briefly. And a couple cases each of Ebisu beer and Fire Rock Pale Ale and a cask of a local Brimmer ale from an excellent craft brewery in... Read More

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  • Greg, isn't the Vinho Verde what you and Richard were drinking at his place before dinner?  :)  Read More

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  • 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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