So what if it's a screw cap
Some snotty wine drinkers could not get over the fact that screw caps actually protect the wine better than cork. I bet that they have already made up their mind as to how the wine will taste just because it is a screw capped bottle.... gheeez! Ranting aside, this is a very good tasting and refreshing wine. I'll buy again.
Excellent patio, backyard, beach or hot tub wine!!
I received a bottle of this as a "secret sister" gift = what a pleasant surprise! It is like a sparkling Reisling and really has a nice finish - it is so light and a great pairing with baked bluecheese stuffed mushrooms!
I discovered Portugal is not just Porto wines
I went to my local total wine store to pick up a nice, easy-drinking white wine that would go with the grilled fish my wife was going to cook that evening. I saw this bottle of vinho verde in the "easy-drinking whites" section and decided to pick it up. I had seen it already on previous visits to the store, but it didn't tickle my fancy/curiosity, so I always ended up getting something else, instead. I was still hesitant, so I asked an associate, who said it was pretty good an went well with fish. Boy am I glad I got it! I should have gotten it much sooner. Since I'm a wine newbie and used to drink very cheap sweet wines from either the supermarket or convenience store, it took me about 5 seconds to get used to this dry wine. Although it is dry, it's extremely easy to drink and very refreshing. It has a very light touch of sparkle eventhough it is not a champagne or sparkling wine. It went extremely well with the fish and rice. The next day We drank what was left with lasagna made by my wife and it went ok with it, too. If you are tired of drinking Porto wines or think Porto wines are the only thing or good thing coming out of Portugal, please, pick this "baby" up. You won't regret it.
Goes great with the sun
This inexpensive sparkler is light, citrusy & crispy. It pairs well with anything but heavy flavors. It does its best as an accompaniment to your favorite activity- such as listening to music, reading a book, or sitting on your patio just watching the wheels turn round 'n round!
light summer wine with crisp finish
once you are over the fact that it is fizling on your tongue, extra cold served, this wine is a killer, refreshing and you can have that extra glass before the alcohol usually hits you. try it out, something else than standart Chardonnay and Rieling
Best find ever
I found this wine while on my constant search for something good and inexpensive (read - cheap). It has since become my alltime favorite white. It is the absolute best summer wine for pairing with light summer fare, shrimp and salad, etc. I've also introduced this to numerous friends and they have joined my Nobilis fan club. It is also cheap enough that you can be extemely generous with bottles as gifts. It confirms my views that the simplest things are still the best. Thank you Portugal!
Hot weather wine
Fantastic "cheap" wine with all the form and function of a nice wine. Wonderful bubbles on the tounge with good minerality and laser like lime flavor hits your jaw line with a nice pinch. Slight nose of tropical fruits appears ever so slightly in the bouquet, but moves into more citrusy notes as it progresses into the finish. No lingering aftertaste, and a nice finish with low alcohol. Perfect as an aperitif or any time drink. Not necessary to pair with food, but light seafood would be a logical choice.
Riesling meets cheap champagne... in a good way!
Surprising curiosity of a wine: crisp, light, and bubbly!
Also, can't beat the price (though you can usually find a similar Vinho Verde at Trader Joe's for at least 25% less). This is a perfect summer wine when at its best, meaning very fresh when it's crisp, dry, and a bit bubbly. Check the back label which will have a lot number followed by the bottling date. Some "Americanized" versions are sweet, but the style's inherent dryness almost always preserves its crispness. A wonderful wine for hot outdoor events due to its cool crispness, lightness, and low alcohol.
Good for the price
This is a very very light white with low alcohol content. This is not a food pairing wine. Better for sipping outside on a warm day.
Crispy, effervescent, off dry
This was nice wine for 6.99, and we have polished off several bottles of the 2006 bottling. I can't wait to drink some of the 2007 bottling when it becomes available. I am so glad I tried delicious, inexpensive Vinho Verde wine from Portugal, and plan to try other makers of this crispy wine.
This wine is Terrible, I'm ashamed.
I'm actually from Portugal and I feel embarrassed, that this wine was made in Portugal.I came across this wine at the 'total wine" store and bought a bottle, upon opening it(when it was cold from the fridge), tried and could not drink much of it, had to pour it down the drain. This wine is to acidic, gives you a headache,seems to be made with lot's of chemicals.
Number one, if you think about buying a bottle of "Vinho Verde" wine, if it does not have a cork,DON'T even waist your money on it( just think would you buy a good bottle of champane that did not have a cork???). Try unstead "Alianca", Casal Garcia,Aveleda,these are a few of good ones.