Julia's Portuguese marathon – Vinho Verde & Minho


While researching her selection of Top 50 Portuguese wines, Julia tasted extensively in both Portugal and London. We continue her regional collections of tasting notes with nearly 140 on wines made in the far north of the country. See this guide to Julia's Portuguese marathon.

Light-bodied, low in alcohol, high in acidity, relatively neutral in flavour and with a slight spritz to keep it lively – this is likely to be many people's image of white Vinho Verde (and of the regional wines from Minho), derived from summer-holiday experiences and the generally narrow choice available beyond Portugal, particularly in...