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Best Summer Wine Value: 2011 Vinho Verde Adamado

Wine of the Day: 2011 Vinho Verde Adamado

There's arguably no better drinking wine for this weather than Vinho Verde, the sprightly Portuguese white that's young in both age and spirit, and recently, I tried one of the best renditions of this wine that I've ever tasted. This bottle, the 2011 Adega Cooperativa de Ponte de Lima Vinho Verde Adamado ($10), was gone in mere minutes. Vinho Verde translates to "green wine," and this wine literally tasted like green fruits, with notes of tart green apple on the nose. As promised (adamado means "sweet-tasting" in Portuguese), the wine showcased an off-dry, kiwi-flavored finish.

Vinho Verde often has a little bit of prickliness to it; because the wines are young, Portuguese winemakers pump carbon dioxide in the bottles to keep them fresh. This was no exception: it was effervescent in a thirst-quenching, Sprite-can-opening kind of way. It didn't go straight to the head, though, like its bubbly brethren are wont to do. I enjoyed it solo, but dreamt of sipping it on the hottest of days, outdoors at a late-Summer music festival like Lollapalooza. Now if I could just nab a ticket . . .

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Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 4 years
 @Joel3019909 Will keep an eye out :)
Joel3019909 Joel3019909 4 years
Excellent choice! As a portuguese native, I also recommend you Casal Garcia, Gatão and Gazela, all of them great green wines. If you wanna give Rosé a go, Mateus and its latest iteration Mateus Emotion are the way to go, if you can get your hands in a bottle.  
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