Friday, August 20, 2010

NV Broadbent Vinho Verde Portugal: a summer favorite!

NV Broadbent Vinho Verde Portugal

This wine is imported by Broadbent Selections, one of the best importers in the US market despite a rather small portfolio yet filled with tremendously mouthwatering wines and ports. In the wine industry, the Broadbent have been pioneer in both European and American market and became inspiration to other younger importers for discovering and importing some of the finest small family owned wineries from around the world. As an example, Chateau Musar, one of the stellar wineries of the Bekaa valley in Lebanon, was first imported by the Broadbent family which greatly contributed to their success.

Vinho Verde, the most popular white wine from Portugal, is a deliciously refreshing, light wine with gentle spritz. “Verde”, meaning “green” refers to the hints of lime color. Broadbent Vinho Verde is one of the only Vinho Verde imported on a refrigerated container. The result is the freshest tasting Vinho Verde on the market. An ideal warm weather wine, excellent for lunch and picnics, this wine is equally as lovely as an evening aperitif. It makes a brilliant pairing with any fish, shell fish and poultry. "Is the world’s greatest pairing for a Caesar salad" according to wine writer Jordan MacKay. The label was painted by Alice, the niece, of Bartholomew Broadbent, when she was four (below).

NV Broadbent Vinho Verde Portugal
Suggested retail price $8-$11
Imported / Distributed by Broadbent Selections in NYC

A blend of 50% Loureiro, 40% Trajadura and 10% Pedernã [aka Arinto], this is a classic Vinho Verde and undoubtedly one of the best out there. In the glass it shows a very pale quasi-transparent yellow color with green reflects. The nose is clean and refreshing. The palate is light, dry and lively with a slight spritz that makes it feel airy and extremely versatile. The revitalizing acidity and the tiny bubbles contribute to a fun and enjoyable experience for the taste buds. Love it! Perfect summery wine; don’t go without it on picnic and party. This Vinho Verde has been for the past 3 years our best selling summer white wine and we can get enough of it. It is really delicious!


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Info partly taken and edited from the importer website at

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  1. Thank you for this very flattering review. Bartholomew Broadbent

    1. Thank you for your comment. Much Appreciated Bartholomew. Your wine selection is an ispiration to me.

  2. Glad you enjoy it! Thanks for your comment Bartholomew, and keep up the good job! A fan.

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