Well yes and no. Basically Iberwine started yesterday and goes for two more days. SO I’m doing a quick post before heading out the door to let everyone know that there are many articles in my folder waiting to be edited and posted. I just haven’t had the time so for now I’ll leave you will a couple of notes from a Vinho Verde property that I visited back in 2003. They had a stand at Iberwine so I thought I would chat them up. I’m still amazed by the value and quality you can find in these simple summertime sippers.
Till soon, Ryan
- 2004 Adega de Monção Vinho Verde Branco – Portugal, Minho, Monção, Vinho Verde (11/30/2005)
Trajadura and Alvarinho blend.
Clear in color, with nose is crisp and clean with light floral notes and peach. The mouthfeel shows a bright acid and light fizz. Flavors of pear and lime make up the bulk of the palate. Quite a tasty summer sip.
- 2004 Adega de Monção Vinho Verde Muralhas de Monção – Portugal, Minho, Monção, Vinho Verde (11/30/2005)
85% Alvarinho 15% Trejadura
Light sparkle is evident when poured, though the color is pale and clear. Floral notes, peach flesh on the nose with some light almond. In the mouth there is a medium acidity with that light sparkle evident. The palate shows peach, pear, and lime. very nice.