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Seastone Vinho Verde

Seastone Vinho Verde

by Marla Kane

Seastone Vinho Verde is an entertaining white wine blend from the Minho region of Portugal.  Literally translated Vinho Verde means “green wine” a color not typically associated with wine which refers to its youthful age because we typically drink it a short time after it is bottled.  Even though this wine hasn’t been around the block compared to more aged varietals, it offers a great tasting experience. 

As soon as we open the bottle we smell lemon, citrus, stones, water, minerals.  Medium-bodied and slightly effervescent, it tastes tart, fruity, green apple and a bit of orange, with plenty of minerals.  The flavors hit you right in the jaw area, in a good way.    

Dry at first with a sweet finish, it lasts a long time on the palate, particularly when we ate pepper jack and mozzarella cheeses, spicy fish tacos, and raspberries.   The best part:  this wine tastes terrifically smooth while sipping with our homemade guacamole.

We love Vinho Verde!  It’s our new fave white varietal to relax with on a hot summer day.   While many of the other vinho verde choices at the store were around 9% ABV, this wine’s 11% alcohol will help you chill out more effectively.  Seastone is a great, affordable wine in the $6-7 range that we’ve been enjoying this summer and (gasp) choosing it over our beloved roses!  

About Author

After graduating from Brandeis University, Alison worked as a teacher at two op high schools in the country and spent her summers traveling the world. On one of her adventures, she visited Stellenbosch and Paarl in South Africa, which ignited a lifelong passion for learning about wine. In 2004, she worked as a Wine Consultant for the Traveling Vineyard and began to study wine more intensively. While working as a high tech recruiter, she completed her Advanced Certification from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust in the UK in 2018. Her wine travels have taken her to the wine growing regions of the US, Europe, Africa and Australia. Alison is a member of the Boston Sommelier Society, a member of the Guild of Master Sommeliers and is a Wine, Travel and Lifestyle Media Influencer. She recently created and released her successful wine tasting card game VINO!. Currently, Alison is running her business, Artisan Wine Group, offering private and corporate wine events and sharing VINO! across the globe.

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