I just discovered Famega Vinho Verde from Portugal. I paid $4.99 for it.....no kidding, it was cheaper than my toothpaste. I am going back for a case or two.
It is a terrific little summer white wine with low alcohol content and some nice FIZZ!!! It smells a little green and herbal, tastes a bit like fresh apple with lime...and it is unusually clear in color. At first pour-I thought maybe I bought seltzer instead of wine :) It might just replace my homemade Sangria as this years fun summer wine drink.
I had never purchased anything like this before. I was fairly convinced it would taste like Kool-Aid but was talked into giving it a go. I bought it to drink it by itself, unsure of its "drink ability" or "pair ability"- but quickly decided on a shrimp salad to pair with it. Delicious! Fresh! I know it will go great with salads, light seafood, fresh tomato, etc. Patio food!
I am now inspired to look for other fun, unusual, cheap, fresh summer whites that I might have missed. Please give me your rec's.