This wine, one in a series featuring the Avesso grape, is a blend of two of the major Vinho Verde grapes. Avesso comes from the south of Vinho Verde; Loureiro is from the central section. The wine is ripe, rounded and full of apple, pear and green-plum fruits. The aftertaste is crisp and tangy.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.