Vinho Verde


Casa do Capitão-mor Alvarinho 2015, Vinho Verde, Portugal (£12.90 Alfama Wines) Young and fresh, a bracing tang of sea air and mineral in among the lightly spicy (ginger?) just-ripe peach and citrus peel flavours. Very tasty, and quite full bodied. S(-) Anselmo Mendes Alvarinho 2015, Vinho Verde, Portugal (£11.99 Laithwaites) […]

Albariño meets Alvarinho


Casa de Paços Superior 2015, VR Minho, Portugal (N/A in the UK) Bracing young wine, with a crisp lemony edge to the fresh apple and nut flavours, a salty briny bite and a backbone of steely minerality. B+ Quinta de Paços Morgado do Perdigão Alvarinho & Loureiro 2015, VR Minho, […]

A trio of Portuguese whites from Quinta de Paços


 João Portugal Ramos Vinho Verde Loureiro 2014, João Portugal (£7.99 Adnams) Fresh young style, with sappy citrus flavours and alight briny bite, maybe veers just a little towards the jelly on the finish, but otherwise good. B-     Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling 2013, Margaret River, Australia (£17.50-£19.99 Domaine […]

A pair of aromatic white wines from opposite sides of ...



Both of these had my mouth watering Anselmo Mendes ‘Muros Antigos’ Loureiro Vinho Verde 2013, Portugal (£11.50 Bottle Apostle, Theatre of Wine) Clean, fresh style, with zesty citrus and apple flavours but also a pithy bite – think grapefruit pith – that would suggest some skin contact has brought a […]

Portuguese Whites from the Alentejo & Vinho Verde


Raza Vinho Verde 2012, Portugal (£9.50-£10 Harvey Nichols, Selfridges) Clean zippy young wine with a slight fizz/spritz, bracing appley citrus freshness, some briny Atlantic bite and quite a fleshy but still refreshing finish. B+ Tercius Vinho Verde Alvarinho 2012, Portugal (£10.99 Marks & Spencer) Like a cross between Viognier and Riesling, […]

Wine Tasting Video: White wines from Vinho Verde, Rias Baixas, ...


Adega de Monção Vinho Verde 2011 (£5.95 The Wine Society) Young and briny, with an Alka Seltzer/sherbetty spritz, and tangy pear and ripe red apple flesh. B+ Quinta da Romaneira Douro White 2011 (£16.99 Corks Out, Wine Utopia, Winearray, The Fine Wine Company, Exel Wines, The Wine Reserve, Liberty Wines) […]

Wine Tasting Video: Portuguese White, Rosé & Port