Vadio Douro Branco 2015 is a snappy, crisp white wine from Portugal.
If you like snappy, crisp wines, then this enchanter from Portugal is for you. Noted for celebrating their native grape varieties, Portugese wines provide a treasure trove of discovery. That’s precisely what inspires the small family that farms two ancient blocks of vines deployed in the Vadio Branco. The Bical grape brings peachy, almost tropical aromas and weight, while Cercial brings freshness and lip-smacking acidity. Chill, pour, swirl and taste: you’ll note crunchy apple, nectarine, a generous squeeze of fresh lemon, and a lick of dusty minerals that transmit the clay-limestone soils of Bairrada. The word ‘Vadio’ roughly translates as ‘bon-vivant bum’ and winemaker Luis believes this wine should be enjoyed in the spirit of pleasure and lively good times. Enjoy some good times by grilling some garlicky Spot Prawns to pair with this uplifting Vadio.