Iâ€™m seriously expanding my summer wines repertoire with this one.Â For me, itâ€™s all about red wine, then in summer, I switch to mostly RosĂ©.Â But hereâ€™s a white wine I could love every night of the week.Â Seriously.
Vinho Verde is from Portugal. Itâ€™s light, fresh, and effervescent — an excellent summer sipper on itâ€™s own, but would also pair well with lighter seafood dishes, salads, and fruit even, all the things you like to eat in summer. Itâ€™s not at all a serious wine, but one meant to be drunk while youâ€™re enjoying your usual summer fun.Â ; )
As an added bonus, itâ€™s alcohol content is low, around 10%, so you can drink a fair amount of the stuff without becoming worthless.Â And, itâ€™s around $8.00 a bottle, a true bargain.Â (I bought it locally at Temptations Every Day Gourmet.)
If you do lots of entertaining in the summer, especially of the outdoor variety, I highly recommend buying a couple of cases of this!
Check out the tasting notes below from selectwinesllc.com for more info on this lovely, delicious wine.
Vinho Verde, Portugal
Casal Garcia Vinho Verde is a white wine to try if you appreciate a quality wine with no pretension of greatness. It was cited by wine expert Daniel Johnnes as “one of the most delicious light white wines I have tasted in a long time.”
Casal Garcia Vinho Verde is a blend of the native Portuguese varietals Loureiro, Trajadura, Arinto and Azal, from the Vinho Verde appellation of Portugal. It is light yellow-green in color, with a nose of citrus, and a crisp, spritzy acidity. Light in body with no oak and no tannins, Casal Garcia is light and refreshing, and ready to drink!