Niepoort Docil Loureiro Vinho Verde 2012: Clean and crisp with dashes of lemon and green apple complimented with fresh, floral notes, terrific minerality, and lots of crisp citrusy fruit flavors. It’s made from the indigenous Portuguese grape varietal Louriero. Price: $14.99. Region: Vinho Verde, Portugal. Goes with: Terrific on its own, but will also pair well with shellfish, freshly caught bass, crab cakes, and salads. Spicy foods, too. Why we chose it: The perfect summer white. Light, refreshing and so easy to drink. It’s the best Vinho Verde that we’ve tried.
This is Bottle No. 5 in our 10th series.
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Mixed Case from Bedford Wine Merchants..
Mixed Case from Grape D’Vine in Sparkill..
Mixed Case from Vino 100 in White Plains..
Mixed Case from Zachys in Scarsdale..
Mixed Case from Suburban Wines in Yorktown Heights.
Mixed Case from Rochambeau Wines & Liquors in Dobbs Ferry.
Mixed Case from Wine Geeks in Armonk
Mixed Case by Piermont Fine Wine & Spirits.
Mixed Case by Aries Wine & Spirits, White Plains.
For 12 weeks, we feature a wine, and include tasting notes and suggestions for pairings. At the end of the 12 weeks, we’ll review our Mixed Case, and recap the choices. Each mixed case will be chosen by a local wine shop owner, who will also become our wine expert-in-residence during his or her tenure. (So should we need recommendations for a holiday, for example. we’ll ask.) We’ll get a new expert for each case. Right now, we’re working on our Mixed Case chosen by Tracy Maxon and J.J. Berlingo of Varmax Liquor Pantry..