Wine Features: Dry Rosés, Vinho Verde
Summer is the perfect time of year for light, refreshing, fun wines. We're continuing our dry rosé features with Happy Valley Vineyards Prairie Rose (a tasty local dry rosé) and Maipe Rosé of Malbec, a summery take on one of the most popular red varietals around --and the most popular dry rosé we have featured so far.
We are also introducing a new wine that we hope will make your mouth dance in delight: Ciconia Vinho Verde. Vinho Verde (which literally translates to "green wine") is a Portuguese wine from the far northern province of Minho. It is not a varietal--it's a blend that can be red, white or rosé. The "green" of its name refers to its "youth," not its color. Similar to Beaujolais Nouveau, it is a wine that is meant to be enjoyed young, typically within the first year. The Ciconia Vinho Verde is a white wine blend--light, refreshing and delightful with grapefruit and tropical fruit notes, slight sweetness on the end and a subtle effervescence. A perfect hot-weather sipper, you can enjoy it by the glass, by the bottle, or as part of a wine flight.