José Maria da Fonseca 2007 "Twin Vines" Vinho Verde ($9.00)
Transparent, pale straw color. Very fresh citrus aromas seem focused on limes and lemons. Just as fresh on the palate, crisp and quenching, no visible bubbles but a distinct prickle of carbonation on the tongue. Near-dry and appropriately acidic, a wine made to go with shellfish, and relatively low (10%) alcohol qualifies it as a quaffable aperitif for spring and summer. US Importer: Palm Bay Imports, Boca Raton, Fla. (Mar 31, 2008)

FOOD MATCH: Made for Portugal's bounty of seafood and fish, Vinho Verde goes well with just about anything from salt water. It was an excellent match with linguine in white clam sauce.



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