From WIne Spectator: Vinho Verde, or "green wine," is a Portuguese white wine that’s meant to be consumed while still young, hence the name. It can be made from any combination of 25 different white wine grapes, the most popular being Alvarinho, Loureiro and Trajadura. Most Vinho Verdes are crisp and citrusy, and most are a bit effervescent because winemakers often add a dose of carbon dioxide right before bottling. Vinho Verdes are usually inexpensive and typically go great with seafood.
The above is the perfect summation of what Vinho Verde is all about. This is one of the best bottlings we have tasted all year! A classy expression of Vinho Verde that is medium-bodied with lime blossom, green peach, sea spray and steely minerality on the fresh finish.The absolute perfect hot weather wine! About as thirst quenching as a wine can get!