Bright and refreshing for only $5

Friday, July 4, 2008

Brand NameCasal Garcia
Wine NameBranco
Vintage (Year)
AVAVinho Verde
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeVerdejo
Wine GroupsLow cost party staples
Alcohol %11%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)

Five dollar wines are primarily hit-or-miss wines, as I have found out in my experiences, but I am always game to try one and find a hidden gem. Such is the case with this white wine from Portugal's Vinho Verde region.

This isn't the first wine from this region that I have had, and I am not entirely sure of which grapes were used in it's manufacture, but this is a wonderful offering.

Almost totally clear in color, this wine is not too strong in alcohol content, but very demure in flavor, with a delicate, fruity taste. This is primarily an apertif wine, but it can also be well suited to light dishes. I actually see it as something nice to drink out on the town, when you don't want to go dry, but you don't want to drink water [of Coor's light] either. The fruity flavor in itself still has just a little bit of citrus in it, and I would say the slightest hint of berry.

I highly recommend this wine, and for the price, it's worth buying case to enjoy by yourself, or to share with friends over the summer, and into the fall.


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