2014 Nortico Alvarinho – Minho Portugal

Alvarinho is – as I had suspected –  Portuguese for Albarino, also known as a grape that makes a pretty fantastic wine for a 100+ degree day.   This lower in alcohol, delicate white wine has great stonefruit and tropical notes.   Peach comes out immediately but then it blends with the citrusy notes for a refreshing mouthfeel and finish.   Excellent bright fruit.   This wine would be delicious with ceviche, a salad, or just enjoy it on its own… it is light enough to be an aperitif.

After trying this wine, I would love to find more albarino (alvarinho) from Portugal.   I found this bottle at my local Whole Foods, and will seek out others!


$12.99/bottle (sale price, regular is $15)

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