Quinta De Azevedo – Vinho Verde

Although the weather is cooling down as the summer draws to a close there’s still no reason not to drink a refreshing white wine with a hint of spritz and this drinkable Portuguese Vinho Verde (literally Green Wine) was a very pleasant surprise.  
Quinta De Azevedo is from a single estate vineyard in the Braga district in the Minho province of northern Portugal. It’s a blend of 95% Louriero and 5% Arinto , I actually bought a case of this when initially tasting it at a Majestic warehouse in Calais France for the ridiculous price of around €3 a bottle, sells in the UK for around £7-£8, and judging by this bottle, an absolute steal!

Served nicely chilled it had a lovely nose of citrus fruits, namely, red apple,  lemons and lime. On first sip it was crisp and intense with quite a bit of mouth-watering acidity, again citrus fruits aplenty, apple and lemons dominate along with a hint of pear and something floral, finishing with a little kick of spritz on the tongue.

Nothing too complex and doesn’t try to be but just interesting enough,  a nice refreshing drink and as Vinho Verde’s go this was very good and definitely a cut above a lot of VV’s I’ve had in the past.

Still got a few bottles left to be enjoyed, even if the summer is coming to an end.

My Rating 8/10 Corks 

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