Star Wine: Quinta da Lixa Vinho Verde 2009
Not from theAlentejo, but VinhoVerde is a Portuguese standardbearer to be drunk within a year of the vintage.
Bitingly fresh, this one is a cut above. 11.5pc alc. €9.99.
Available from O’Briens; Fresh stores; Holland’s, Bray; Wine Shop, Perrystown; Fahy’s, Ballina; Donnybrook Fair; Corkscrew, Chatham Street; Fallon & Byrne, Exchequer Street;TheWine Boutique, Ringsend; Mortons; D Six, Harold’s Cross;TerraceWines, Galway; Red Island, Skerries; OnThe Grapevine, Dalkey; Sweeneys, Harts Corner; Hole In theWall; Nectar, Sandyford; Marlay Wine Shop, Rathfarnham; Cheers, Delgany;The Gourmet Bank, Churchtown; Coachouse, Ballinteer