Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Wine Wednesday: Aveleda Vinho Verde

Posted By on January 9, 2013, 1:48 PM

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If you're in the market for a light, inexpensive, bright-tasting white wine that is terrific, especially with seafood, consider turning to Portugal. ---

Aveleda Vinho Verde ($8.42) has a relatively low alcohol content (10%) and it's crisp and versatile, with floral aromas and grapefruit/green pepper/green apple flavors that are similar to what you often find in New World Sauvignon Blanc. 

There's a slight carbonation in this fun wine, giving it a tiny bit of fizz -- just enough to liven up the tongue.

Although Aveleda Vinho Verde is an ideal wine for a hot summer day, it's also terrific in the dead of winter with a wide ranges of foods, from chicken salad to lobster or clam chowder. It's excellent with scallops, shrimp and crab, and is a perfect partner for bouillabaisse. Give it a try the next time you're tempted to reach for Sauvignon Blanc. 

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