Vinho Verde is my refreshment in this recent hot spell, so if you’re looking for a way to keep cool – without too much alcohol, consider the following pair. I’m recommending two styles from the producer Aveleda. A gulper, and an aperitif.
Aveleda’s wine in the tall/slim bottle weighs in at 9.5% alcohol. It’s light, playful – slightly spritzy, and super refreshing. Adult lemonade! The perfect daytime wine. Has always been one of my Summer staples.
Aveleda’s wine in the Bordeaux-style bottle is produced from grapes grown at the Aveleda estate – a lush, romantic place. It could be likened to Pinot Grigio – low-flavoured, refreshing and a good general purpose, dry white. Feels drier, more edgy, more aperitif than it’s low alcohol, gulping cousin.
QUINTA da AVELEDA 14 Vinho Verde, Portugal 5322 $9.95
QUINTA da AVELEDA 13 Vinho Verde, Portugal 89995 $10.95