Casa da Tapada, Vinho Verde DOC (Portugal) Loureiro “Grande Escolha” 2018

($25):   In the past, Vinho Verde, literally “green wine,” frequently delivered little more than enamel clearing acidity.  That has changed, as Casa da Tapada’s rendition shows.  It maintains the fresh and crisp signature for which the area is known, but adds an engaging floral and fruity component.  There’s a touch or salinity or even a touch of bitterness in the finish, which enhances its appeal.  A great choice for this summer’s sipping — or drinking.
92 Michael Apstein Jul 13, 2021