Tuesday, 27 June 2017
An Alvarinho to relieve the stress of Lisbon in June
2016 Alvarinho, Viñho Verde,
Anselmo Mendes, Pingo Doce own label
It is well-known that spending time in Lisbon in June can be extraordinarily stressful – friendly people, too many good restaurants to choose from, pleasant temperature.... I could go on but it would be bad for my blood pressure....
Fortunately help is to hand to reduce your anxiety, if you have a branch of Pingo Doce close by. Venture in and grab a bottle of their own label 2016 Alvarinho, Viñho Verde made by maestro Anselmo Mendes. At 3.98€ a bottle it is an amazing bargain even at sterling's shrunken value due to Brexit lunacy. Lovely crisp lemony fruit with plenty of refreshing acidity.
Actually come to come to think of it – grab at least two bottles.....you know it makes sense!