Monday, April 6, 2015

Modest Monday - Wines Under $10: João Portugal Ramos Vinho Verde Loureiro

João Portugal Ramos Vinho Verde Loureiro 2013

Minho, Portugal

It finally feels like spring, and nothing says spring to me like Vinho Verde!

Review: The wine has a pale lemon color with aromas of ripe green melon, white flowers, and fresh lemon. On the palate, the wine presents as slightly off dry, with more ripe honeydew melon, sweet lemon drops, and a hint of minerality. The texture is soft and generous, but I find myself searching for more a bit more acidity and brightness.

Food Pairing: Very versatile -- was great with southwest braised chicken thighs!

Bottom Line: Overall a flavorful bottle. I wish it was a bit more acidic and lively, but pretty solid for $7.99.

Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: 2013
  • PLACE: Vinho Verde DOC (Denominação de Origem Controlada)
  • GRAPES: 85% Loureiro, 18% Alvarinho
  • BOOZE: 12%
  • CELLAR: Drink now

Where did I get it? Costco Wholesale
What's the damage? Low Price

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