On a recent trip to Lisbon, we drank a lot of Vinho Verde.
We had this particular bottle at a little restaurant called O Bacalhoeiro in Lisbon, it felt more like a canteen but the fish and squid were great. That does rather elevate the wine. We were having a great time, Lisbon is an amazing city, and the staff in the restaurant were charming.
Even at restaurant prices this bottle was under E10, so it certainly wasn’t a premium wine. It was however, a delight. Light, fresh and just a little petillant, it had a lowish alcohol level at 11.5% which just made t too easy to drink on a warm evening.
I’m sure on a stormy November night in England this wouldn’t feel like a thousand tiny angels dancing on my tongue, but in Lisbon it certainly did.