Chances are that you’ve heard of Vinho Verde. This unique style of white wine native to its eponymous region is the best known Portuguese wine aside from Port. When made well, it is one of the most joyous warm-weather apéritifs out there. That said, there surely are many mass produced, artificially carbonated versions as well. This Old Vine Alvarinho from Foral de Melgaço, comes from the Vinho Verde region and is made with one of the most important Vinho Verde varieties (Alvarinho), but it is decidedly not your typical Vinho Verde. This is Vinho Verde Alvarinho from very old vines made into a serious, still white. It’s a tremendous value in endlessly intriguing white.