Vinho Verdes provide crisp, refreshing wines at minimal costs.  They aren't made to last so buy them young.  This one was being closed out at $8 and that is a great price but drink them this summer as they are already starting to fade a bit.  Light golden in color.  The nose is steely with some tropical fruit.  Actually, gooseberries is pretty accurate along with a bit of mango.  On the palate, there is a bit of a sweet/sour thing going on.  Some residual sugar with tart acidity.  As is typical, there is a slight spritz to it.  It lacks a bit of that bright freshness that was probably present last summer but it is still good.  Wood work on its own or with a wide variety of foods.  

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
88
Vintage: 
2016

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