Blue Ocean 2010 Vinho Verde DOC – Wine Review
Vinho Verde is a light refreshing wine that comes from the Minho wine region of Northern Portugal. The name Vinho Verde literally means “green wine,” not for the color of the wine, but that it is intended to be drank at a young age, generally within its first year.
The 2010 Blue Ocean Vinho Verde is a straw yellow color in the glass. On the nose are aromas of lemon and lime, and a hint of stone fruit as well. In the mouth the citrus is definitely present, along with flavors of peach and some tropical notes, and a hint of minerality. This is a typical Vinho Verde, with the effervescence that one expects, a low level of alcohol, and is very light and easy to drink. This is an inexpensive, nice drinking Vinho Verde, one to search out, and one that my Portuguese wife thoroughly enjoys.