Just picture this: all the wine lists around the world filled with four – not three – wine colours: Whites, Reds, Rosés (from all the wine producing countries)… and Green Wine (or Vinho Verde) exclusively from our Northwest Coastal Wine Region. Vinho Verde made it in Portugal ! This lovely light fizzy wine typicality is well recognized by the Portuguese consumers: they drink Verde (exclusively from one wine region) or Maduro (ripe) from all the remaining. Hail to the Board of the Comission of Vinhos Verdes !

What u need to know: 20.000 hectares of vine with extreme atlantic influence, 600 wine producers, 50 million litres of certified DO Vinho Verde and IG Minho. Main white varieties: Alvarinho, Azal, Avesso, Arinto, Trajadura, Loureiro. Main Red Varieties: Vinhão, Borraçal, Azal Tinto, Espadeiro, Padeiro.

Sobre Aníbal Coutinho

Anibal Coutinho lives in Lisboa and he is a Portuguese independent wine commentator. For the first time ever a well known Portuguese professional is writing in English about Portuguese wines. Using the letter W for his wine philosophy, Anibal shares his passionate view as a wine consumer, winemaker, wine writer, wine voyeur, wine bullshitter, wine buyer, wine educator, wine judge and amateur sommelier. He has a MSc and an ongoing PhD in Sensory Analysis. He will also share his passion about other W liquids. Anibal sings in the Gulbenkian Choir. Last but not least he is a devoted husband and father.
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