The Portugese have a wonderful summer wine, named Vinho Verde, that is light and crisp, with low alcohol and touch of carbonation that begs to be served ice cold during hot summer months. Our version of Vinho Verde is Vino Blanco. It is made from almost ripe grapes and is a fun wine, not to be taken seriously, that is perfect for informal summer occasions.
It is made from the Seyval grape variety harvested about two weeks early. The resulting wine is dry, crisp, and refreshing – perfect to serve over ice on a hot summer day.