Famega Vinho Verde
It’s 55 and raining here in Rochester, NY where I am visiting my parents. Despite the fact that it’s June, it sure doesn’t feel like summer. Nonetheless, my mom and I decided to crack open a bottle of Vinho Verde – a perfect summer wine – so we could at least pretend the sun was shining and it was porch sitting weather. (Check out the view from my parents’ front porch. Beautiful!)
My mom picked this bottle up per the recommendation of the owner of the wine store. (Side note: wines are not sold in grocery stores in New York. They have individually owned liquor and wine specific stores.) It was the last bottle left of this label, so we took that as a good sign.
It was quite yummy! Like most Vinho Verdes, it had a little bit of a sparkle to it especially straight from the fridge. It was pretty dry, with just a little bite to it – but bright, like a lemon. As it came to closer to room temperature, I noticed a little bit of a grassy taste (in a good way) and a bit more fruit. It was a great pre-dinner sipping wine, and would be a nice bottle to think along on a picnic or to a cookout. I love just about every Vinho Verde I’ve come across and this one was no exception! I don’t think you could go wrong with this bottle, especially at the price point. Good pick, Mom!
Related: my last post on Vinho Verde with some background on the grape.
Wine Name: Famega Vinho Verde
Grape: White, Vinho Verde
Price: $5.99 (Wine store in Rochester, NY)
General impressions: crisp, slight sparkle, herbaceous, lemony, dry without a bite
Recommendations: picnic wine, summertime sipping wine, pair with light meals