Great Summer Whites from Portugal!
Portugal has some of the best value wines in the world. This hold especially true to their white wines. Whether looking for a crisp, refreshing wine to sip on a hot day, or something slightly more substantial to pair with dinner, Portugese white wines can deliver every time. Though Portuguese wines are primarily blends of Portuguese native varietals, much like other European countries, these wines are labeled by region. Combine this with regional standards and labelling laws, the consumer is able to better gauge what the wine in the bottle will taste like.
For those looking for a light, crisp wine, Vinho Verde is the perfect bottle. Clean and mineral with a citrus edge and a slight spritz, Vinho Verde is mouthwateringly fantastic on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Pair with salads and seafood or drink on its own. And at 8 or 9 dollars a bottle, how could you go wrong?
Vinha das Margaridas Vinho Verde – $7.99
Quinta da Aveleda Vinho Verde – $8.99
For those looking for a more full bodied wine to pair with dinner, then some of our wines from Alentejano would be a better option. Full bodied and opulent, these wines pair fantastically with food. As big as a California Chardonnay without the often problematic and clashing oak and butter flavors to worry about.