Grape: Alvarinho and Trajadura,
Vinho Verde is 'green' or 'young' wine from northern Portugal, with the white version being the best known. This superior example is from the Adega de Monção co-operative, based in the best sub-region: Monção & Melgaço. It's a 50-50 blend of Alvarinho and Trajadura, bottled with a little residual CO2 for that slight spritz typical of the style. Good Vinho Verde like this is one of the world's best value everyday wines - undemanding yet delicious, light and refreshing. .