Today we experienced heat in the 90's for the first time I can remember this year. With the innevitable summer heat looming over our Texan heads, this past weekend I turned my eyes to an old favorite - Vinho Verde from Portugal. This traditionally slightly effervescent crisp white wine is a top choice when the heat rolls in.
Famega, a producer from the Minho region of Purtugal,shows a slightly higher acidity coupled with intense aromas of citrus, green melon, and green apple on the nose. Add that to the low alcohol content (10%), and you have the perfect go-to bottle when looking for refreshment during the the dog days of summer. Plus, at $6-7 a bottle at the local Oak Lawn Goody Goody - This wine is truly a steal!
Happy Drinking and feel free to share your secrets to beating the heat =)