A white for every day, for any budget. Pleasingly simple with a touch of fruitiness, the wine is lower in alcohol, too: just 9.5%. The palest of green-gold tint in color, it has typical tinges of spritziness and fruit, yet with a smooth mouthfeel that is more substantial than one would expect. There’s some stone fruit on the palate, and fruit on the end-palate and in the finish, with hints of minerality as well.

Drink as an aperitif or with pasta, salmon salad or other summery meals.

Recommended: 89 -BSE

WHO: Quinta da Lixa

WHAT: 40% arinto, 35% loureiro, 25% trajadora

WHERE: Vinho Verde DOC, Portugal

HOW MUCH: $8

About The Author

Becky Sue Epstein
International Editor

Becky Sue Epstein is Palate Press’s International Editor. An experienced writer, editor, broadcaster, and consultant in the fields of wine, spirits, food, and travel, her work has appeared in many national and international publications including Intermezzo Magazine, Fine Wine & Liquor, Art & Antiques, Luxury Golf & Travel, Food + Wine, www.wine-pages.com and Wine Spectator. She began her career as a restaurant reviewer for the Los Angeles Times while working in film and television. Epstein is also the author of several books on wine, spirits, and food, including Champagne: A Global History; Brandy: A Global History, and Strong, Sweet and Dry: A Guide to Vermouth, Port, Sherry, Madeira, and Marsala.

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