22 August 2014

Broadbent Vinho Verde NV

Another under-$10 buy, Broadbent’s Vinho Verde lacked a vintage on its label, which I found strange. But I bought it, chilled it, and opened it up.

What a surprise when it was bubbly! So I decided, maybe, it deserved to be called Non-Vintage.

The wine was paler than any white I’ve had in a long, long while. It was almost clear.

The nose was bursting with peaches, nectarines, and even a hint of orange blossoms.

The taste was a little harder to quantify: was it stonefruit again, or was it tart apple? Or was that a citrus note? Either way, it was pleasant, crisp and acidic. A gem of a find on a budget!