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Fonseca Twin Vines Vinho Verde
Fonseca Twin Vines Vinho Verde

Style Light white Old World Country Portugal Price $7
Vintage tasted 2009 Grapes Loureiro, Trajadura, Pedernã, Alvarinho
Website www.jmftwinvines.com

Overview With its pleasing fruit and citrus flavors, mouthwatering acidity, and shockingly low price tag, it’s a mystery why Vinho Verde isn’t served on every porch in America. Whatever the reason, we’re happy to see that these Portuguese wines are slowly catching on—with this being the latest of many fantastic examples in this book alone. Fonseca’s is a perfect example of the classic Vinho Verde style, though there’s more of a floral component to this wine than many others have. Either way, we’d happily drink it with shellfish or as a party wine.

Nose There’s intense floral, apple, and citrus. One blind taster said that the smell made his mouth water.

Mouth There’s crisp citrus here, with that classic Vinho Verde prickle from the slight effervescence.
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