EMILY’S PICK:

Vinho Verde, Portugal

$19 / $108.30 / $193.80

A step up from your average, fun little Vinho Verde. This is thirst-quenching sophistication. Nostalgic, maritime aromas with fresh green fruits, steely minerality, a sharp, saline-infused acidity and a lithe, yet lengthy finish. Pairs beautifully with oily seafood and salty kettle chips.

The work of Anselmo Mendes is recognized in Portugal and abroad, not only for the excellence of the wines he produces but also for the surprising and consistent manner in which he innovates. The fermentation of Alvarinho grapes in wooden casks or the use of traditional vinification techniques, such as fermentation on skins, are just some of the methods that set these wines apart in the world of whites. – importer notes.