Vinho Verde is simple wine from Portugal meant to be a refreshing drink and uncomplicated.
This wine which was $6 (which is pretty normal for this wine) has bubbles sticking to the glass with a light sparkle in the mouth. It is pale golden on the pour with slight peach notes and a pleasant powdery, spicy bouquet of sugar and cinnamon.
In the mouth this wine is tingly, fresh, fairly crisp and simple but a little awkward. If you serve this, make sure it is well chilled. On a summer day it is pleasant enough but it’s not my first choice. Don’t expect much, serve it cold, and you’ll be pleased. Raise a glass!
(I had this with grilled Bratwurst, and fiddleheads and it did fine.)