Vinho Verde is my refreshment in this recent hot spell, so if youâ€™re looking for a way to keep cool â€“ without too much alcohol, consider the following pair. Iâ€™m recommending two styles from the producer Aveleda. A gulper, and an aperitif.
Aveledaâ€™s wine in the tall/slim bottle weighs in at 9.5% alcohol. Itâ€™s light, playful â€“ slightly spritzy, and super refreshing. Adult lemonade! The perfect daytime wine. Has always been one of my Summer staples.
Aveledaâ€™s wine in the Bordeaux-style bottle is produced from grapes grown at the Aveleda estate â€“ a lush, romantic place. It could be likened to Pinot Grigio â€“ low-flavoured, refreshing and a good general purpose, dry white. Feels drier, more edgy, more aperitif than itâ€™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