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Snooth User: akops41

Vinho Verde

Posted by akops41, Mar 5, 2008.

Yeah or Nay:

I enjoy the slight fizz in a tasy Vinho Verde.

I say yeah. a little bubble that brings out the fruit, but nothing like champagne. Champagne makes my tongue itch. its just too much. VV has just the right amount.


Reply by John Andrews, Mar 6, 2008.

Just curious ... have you tried a Sparkling Shiraz?

Reply by Philip James, Mar 6, 2008.

HondaJohn - I did once, along with a dessert Shiraz. Both were pretty jarring, although the dessert shiraz was the worst - very sickly and cough syrup tasting.

Akops - Not all VV's are frizzante, but in general for some simpler crisp whites i think a spritz of CO2 heightens the refreshing taste.

Reply by Mark Angelillo, Mar 6, 2008.

I may have to do some field research first before I weigh in...

Reply by wine mom, Mar 6, 2008.

Have you tried a 2006 Meda Margherita Moscato d'Asti? It is a FABULOUS desert wine, especially with a fruit pizza, with a natural "frizzante." Fizzy, but not fully sparkling like champagne.

Reply by akops41, Mar 7, 2008.

ive had sparkling shiraz once and it was just ok. definitely worth trying, but probably not something id drink very often.

or maybe i chose one that wasnt very good.

Reply by Philip James, Mar 7, 2008.

Wine Mom - I dont even know what fruit pizza is. I do like my fair share of off dry, frizzante and dessert wines. Usually the german off dry wines or a sauterne or a canadian ice wine for full on syrupy sweetness.

The off dry german wines are great partners to spicy foods - thai and mexican, but the super sweet stuff is either dessert in itself or maybe with cheese or chocolate, maybe.

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