We drank this with chicken jalfrezi tonight - yes, I know (!), but it stood up to the spice really well - the acidity and fruitiness blended in, and the silkiness wrapped itself around the fresh (home-grown, I might add!) vegetables. Worked brilliantly.
Only if you want it to be!
Doesn’t it just! Must remember not to drink the whole bottle…
That’s a very classy match! Putting my boring old lentil cobbler to shame!
Plenty of lentil cobbler to go around…?
My goodness, reading through all of your food matches is making me so hungry!!
Actually, I love Autumn in all its golden glory… just feels like we didn’t really have a ‘summer’ this year. Or not much of it, anyway. Windy as hell on top of our hill
Am I right in thinking that 12%abv is above average for a Vinho Verde…?
In this kind of style, yes, upper end of things, but a warm year
Mrs CC: tried it with strong Welsh cheddar and vintage gouda and its good. But not so with ripe camembert.
We drink a lot of VV when we go to Madeira and it is usually more like 11%.
Yep! But I think 12% is the maximum the DO allows. Unless it’s made from 100% Alvarinho, in which case it can be higher.
TWS Deliveroo - now there’s a new business concept…
Shall we do a mark out of 10 before finishing the rest of the glass (bottle? ) and pouring the red?
Now we’ve stopped eating I am picking up a slight spritz after all!
And it is very cheap. Some are 2 or 3 Euros
Good wine trivia!
8/10 for me! Ticks the VV boxes: fresh, but nice creamy texture, good acidity with lively fruit and goes down the gullet in no time. Tres bon!
we’re going for a 7.5