"Vi-nho" You Will Love It
It's white wine season, and this week we're bringing you one of our favorite finds of the year – a Vinho Verde from Portugal made by biodynamic producer Afros. "Vinho Verde" means "green wine", and most Vinho Verdes are inexpensive, mass-produced and utterly forgettable. They are usually bottled and drunk within their first year and are often slightly carbonated. This week’s Vinho Verde however, is a completely different animal.
Made by Vasco Croft, who has deep roots in the region, the Afros Vinho Verde will blow away any preconceived notions that you might have of Vinho Verde. First, it is no longer a green (young) wine. It has over a year of bottle age in addition to nearly a year spent in the cellar. The resulting texture is rich and succulent, like Meursault or a well-made California Chardonnay. On the nose, a surprisingly tropical mix of fruit invites the first sip, which brings a complex mix of orange, grapefruit and papaya. The long finish closes out with plenty of refreshing acidity to welcome you back for another sip.
Listed as one of the top 10 "ethical" whites by London's The Independent, we know that you will enjoy this one as much as we do.