A hot Texas night lends itself well to a crisp, refreshing wine. So when trolling the wine shelves of Spec's this past weekend I was drawn to the Portuguese Vinho Verde. The one I chose to drink was Arca Nova, Vinho Verde 2012 whose price hovers right around $9 retail value. But not to fret, a Vinho Verde lover can find one that is priced even cheaper! This wine is one of those glorious buys which can be found for as low as $5 or $6 and still taste delicious.
This wine was a beautiful pale daffodil color in the glass and smelled of summer melons and green apples. The taste was refreshingly acidic and the wine stayed on the palate for a medium to long finish. This pleasing wine finishes with a slight effervescence on the palate. The effervescence is added to prolong shelf life but is also just a pleasant surprise in a wine that appears to be still. Great for enjoying on a hot summer day!