When the summer FINALLY arrives, I will be buying two styles of Vinho Verde. The lighthearted, low-alcohol stuff for hot weather guzzling, and the drier, sharper, almost up-scale edition for aperitif. Ventozela is a super up-lifting aperitif – one sip and your palate, and imagination, begin to crave seafood, oysters or any appetizer with a splash of lemon zest. Or just another glass as you enjoy the sunset.  

Produced from a blend of three Portuguese grapes that delivers a Dry Riesling meets Pinot Grigio experience. Refreshing, uplifting & teasing. Wonderful stuff.

CASAL DE VENTOZELA 17 Vinho Verde, Portugal 428326 Vintages $13.95

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