Thursday, May 21, 2009

Green wine.

Bronco Adamado, Vinho Verde, 2008.

I stole this directly from the website Domaine 547, written by Simon Cocks of Larchmont Wine and Spirits. Of course, this was from the 2007 vintage, but its Vinho Verde - so who cares??

I LOVE THIS WINE - and there ain't many wines at $10 that I love. I just got a another few bottles for myself this week. So read on!

Is this the perfect summer wine? Is such a thing possible? We think this acutely refreshing and lively white from the northwest of Portugal comes awfully close…A blend of mostly Loureiro, with a little Trajadura and  Pederna, this Vinho Verde (“Green Wine”*) shows ample jasmine, ripe green melon, kiwi and green apple on the nose. It is light-bodied, nervy and fresh on the palate with plenty of citrus and tart apple flavors.

There is also a fun light effervescence which tickles the tongue nicely. A mere 10% alcohol by volume means quaffability one usually only dreams about. You could polish off a bottle with barely a backward glance…

Pair this with seafood, the finned and the shelled, especially ceviche, spicy Asian and Latin dishes, Indian food and a multitude of appetizers. It is a very adaptable food wine. $10.99 a bottle. –SC

* A clarification: the wine is NOT green, but “Verde” refers to its youthful freshness…so now you know.

5 comments:

Jill said...

If you're going to steal content from my site can you at least buy the wine from me??? Sheesh!

Joey Bagadonuts said...

This is still the 07. The importer is done with the wine and is finishing off inventory.

We sold a bunch last year when it first arrived.

Is it still lively? I am always wary of 2-plus year old Vinho Verde. I have had older stuff that was flat. Gotta be fresh, ma sista.

Wilfred Wrong said...

Sounds like the Domaine 547 content was stolen from Larchmont Wine & Spirits in the first place, so no wonder Amy buys the stuff @ BevMo with whom she has a very lucrative sponsorship deal.

Amy said...

Wow! I'm getting killed here. Jill, I just realized that I did buy it from you! Will make changes!!!

Jill said...

I hope Wilfred is joking...but you never know. Just in case he isn't, I'l clarify: Simon posts his wine of the month on d547, and Larchmont does NOT have their own website right now. So, no stealing of content here. Simon is a knowing contributor and fully cited.

Though Amy -- Wilfred has every right to slam you on the BevMo thing...