Every Monday Tom Cannavan of wine-pages.com chooses a new wine of the week. For 28 May 2018 the Portal do Minho, Alvarinho Vinho Verde 2017, part of Lidl UK’s wine tour summer 2018. From the prime regions of Monção and Melgaço in the north of Vinho Verde country, this is Alvarinho, or Albariño as it’s known just across the border in Spain. Pale green in colour, it has a crunchy apple freshness and a faint hint of salty sea breezes. In the mouth, a delightfully fresh and biting blast of citrus and apple is backed up with just a suggestion of creaminess and more texture than most Vinho Verde. Watch the video for more information and food matching ideas, and see https://wine-pages.com/tasting-articles/28052018-portal-do-minho-alvarinho-vinho-verde-2017/ for more reviews of wines in Lidl’s summer Wine Tour 2018.