Wood and Vinho Verde don't mix, say the pundits. They can, if the wood is handled as sensitively as it is here. The toast is there, but its job is to enhance and enlarge the dense, intense green fruit flavors. A fine white wine that's creamy and delicious. Imported by European Cellars.
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.