de Melgaco Vinho Verde Alvarinho
de Melgaco Vinho Verde Alvarinho
de Melgaco Vinho Verde Alvarinho
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de Melgaco Vinho Verde Alvarinho

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Portugal - White
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Yes it's a mouthful. I even removed the producer's first name to shorten it. Oh well.

This is a Vinho Verde only in name, and not for much longer, because this wine is about to be given its own appellation. The wine has nothing in common with the "flower bottle" version you see all over town. Nothing wrong with that one, but as the winemaker himself once told me, the flower bottle "is a drink and not a wine".

This is most certainly a wine, and a delicious one at that. If there is a better VV out there it must never leave Portugal. I thought about adding suggested food pairings, but the bottom line is that this wine would work with just about any dish that isn't heavy. Stainless steel + moderate alcohol + refreshing acidity = versatility. 

I'm trying hard not to let "minerally whites" completely overrun the Wine Shop, but I just can't stop. 100% Alvarinho/Albariño. Same grape. Serve cold.