Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mapreco Vinho Verde 2013

Mapreco Vinho Verde 2013
Minho, Portugal

Summer is on the way out (well, I suppose it's really gone), and couldn't resist trying to recapture it with summertime in a glass: Vinho Verde.

Review: The wine has a gorgeous water white color, speckled with teeny tiny bubbles. The nose is highly aromatic, displaying tart green apples, zests of lemons and limes, and light minerality. On the palate the wine is a wee bit off dry with bright, zippy acidity and a surprisingly round body. Even with a short finish, the apple and citrus flavors shine. Delightful!

The Mapreco is made from indigenous Iberian grapes Alvarinho (aka Albariño), Arinto, Loureiro, and Trajadura.

Food Pairing: This wine is delightfully food friendly and would pair with anything light and easy, from fish to chicken to veggies to fruit. I paired mine with some wasabi peas and my favorite TV show.

Bottom Line: Light, lively, and lovely. Oh, and the label has a wee little owl on it. Too cute. 


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Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: 2013
  • PLACE: Vinho Verde DOC (Denominação de Origem Controlada)
  • GRAPES: Alvarinho , Arinto, Loureiro, Trajadura
  • BOOZE: 10%
  • CELLAR: Drink now
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Where did I get it? Crystal City Wine Shop
What's the damage? Mid Priced

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