Alvarinho in Portugal and Albarino in Spain are the same grape. They product some nice crisp food friendly wines some time. This wine is pale in color with a nose of minerality. On the mid pallet the wine is a crisp dry wine with some lovely minerality to match the nose. The wine displays some citrus notes as well. The finish is on the lighter side of medium in length leaving being a bit is acidity and a hint of apricot, almost Riesling like. This is a smooth, albeit milder, food friendly wine. I would give it an 88 or so. Not bad at all. We paired it with BBQ chicken and it held it`s own!
From the LCBO web site:
Deu la Deu Alvarinho Vinho Verde 2013 Alvarinho—VINTAGES#: 40642
STYLE – Light & Crisp This is made from 100% Alvarinho and is beautifully aromatic with lots of white flowers, ripe citrus, guava, and tree fruit on the nose. Juicy and fresh with a bright acidity and nice mineral note. Crisp with sour citrus and an appealing salinity on the finish. (VINTAGES panel, July 2014) $19.95 Release Date:September 27, 2014 Alcohol/Vol 13.0% Made in: Vinho Verde, Portugal By:Adega de Monção Sugar Content:2 g/L Sweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra Dry Style:Light & Crisp