Wine: Vinho Verde White
Producer: Jose Maria da Fonseca
Region: Portugal>Minho> Vinho Verde
Date tasted: 7/5/13
Place tasted: I was too hot and too homesick to breathe. I kept thinking of the way the ocean swells and breathes so easily; hiding magical secrets deep beneath her massive surface who occasionally punch through in pods of dancing creatures too big and too free for the hot and dried up land roaming masses to comprehend.
A teary toast to the ocean blue. Until we meet again, Cin cin!
Served with: Would go well with seafood, chicken, summer salads, hot curries, and tropical fruit with soft delicate cheeses such as brie or camembert. I had it with a tasty layered salad.
Appearance: A clear light glowing yellow topaz with clusters of multiple sized effervescent bubbles that leap enthusiastically from the sides of the glass as if to escape the reality of their existence.
On the snoot: The gentle scent of a carmel covered Red Anjou pear right after you bite into it.
Taste: Crisp and snappy on impact with notes of citrus and pear that dance in shimmering elegance around the palate. Finish softens into a fine thirst quenching juicy treat.
Balance: Light bodied with a 60/40 tart to sweet ratio. Not terribly acidic. She has an endearing giggly girlish demeanor.
Comments: Excellent summer picnic wine. Serve well chilled on a smoldering hot summer day and stay cool and comfortable.
Rating: 3.5 tipsy's