Last week we also got to participate in a second TasteLive! Event, tasting wines from Vinho Verde, a Portuguese region which includes the Minho province plus adjacent areas to the south. Vinho Verde is not a grape varietal and, while the name literally means "green wine," it is more commonly understood as a "young wine". It may be red, white or rosé, and it is meant to be consumed early.
Wines of Vinho Verde Brand Ambassador Laura Maniec, MS @LauraManiec, led us through a spirited tasting of these Portuguese wines, surprises at the opening of each cork. Wines tasted were Adega Ponte de Lima Adamado 2011, Lagosta Vinho Verde 2011, Quinta de Gomariz Loureiro 2011, and Great Sense Vinho Verde Rosé. General consensus was that, as promised, these are the perfect summer wines, well-balanced, acidic, tasty on their own or paired with summer fare.
TasteLive Panelists included Dan Goderis - @DanGod1 http://www.crwinenuts.blogspot.com/, Amy Corron-Power - @WineWonkette http://www.anotherwineblog.com/, Gwendolyn Alley - @ArtPredator http://www.winepredator.wordpress.com/, Bean Fairbanks - @WineBeerWA http://www.wine-beer-washington.com/, and Lain Bradford - @WineReview, http://www.winetalk.org/.
Disclaimer: This wine was sent to me for review purposes, courtesy of Wines of Vinho Verde. I was not compensated in any other way for the review, was not obligated to give the wine a positive review, and all opinions are my own. Some information in this review was taken from the company website.
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