This is my model wine for the summer. I don’t know if you recall that I live in Texas? We had about 67 days in June in which temperatures reached triple digits this year. I always say that summer in Texas is like winter in the north – the weather irresistably drives one indoors for months, very inspiring of cabin fever.
(tin bugle sounds) Famega Vinho Verde to the rescue! It’s so clear it almost looks like water – except with the slightest of green tinges. Slight, as well, the effervescence in the glass – but it’s there, and it make this wine even crisper and lighter on the palate, and more fun to drink. Flavors are Granny Smith apple, yellow Sweet-Tart and an inclination toward herbs and Honeydew. The alcohol level is a smoking low 9.5%, making it really too easy to have a second glass, or a third.
I bought this little darling for under $6 at Spec’s. It’s a screw-cap so you don’t have to pack a corkscrew to the picnic.
I’d tell you about the grapes and region, but they’re the only things complicated about this gorgeous gulper of a wine, so why worry about all that? Buy a case and drink it until the air over the blacktop stops shimmering!