2011 Quinta da Aveleda Vinho Verde
Wine & Spirits
A broad, leesy white, this wine’s youth masks its powerful fruit under the talc and chalk feel of its acidity. It gets brighter with air, developing scents of clementine and lime, the smoky fruit almost tropical in character.
*Best Buy* From Aveleda’s home estate, this is a lively wine with crisp fruit. Bone dry, the palate shows a more serious, intensely citric element, showing bright acidity on the finish.
*Best Value* A robust style, with good depth of flavor, showing plenty of smoky notes to the baked apple and peach flavors. Features mineral notes on the finish. (Web Only- 2012)
A perennial staff and customer favorite, this Vinho Verde continues to deliver the goods, the fizzy, citrus-drenched, delicious goods. If you're looking for a poolside (or if you're in Oakland as I am, a porch-side) sipper, then this wine never disappoints.