More commonly found in the Lisboa region much further south in Portugal, the Arinto is full of acidity and fits well into the Vinho Verde profile. This wine is crisp with plenty of apple and spice flavors as well as a strong lime-juice freshness. It's an attractive, medium-bodied wine to drink now.
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.