Vinho Verde is a well-known DOC in the Minho region of northwest Portugal. The quality of the wines made here are so fresh and light that they earn the moniker verde ('green'), which applies even to the red.
The wine is low in alcohol yet decidedly fresh, energetic and vibrant. Think pink grapefruit, gooseberry, lemon peel and blossom. Vinho Verde goes with salads, grilled fish and is incredible with fish tacos.