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In Portugal, a Vinho Verde Grape Becomes an Easy-Drinking Varietal Wine

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At New York City’s Nolita Wine Merchants, the selection of wines from Portugal tends to feature easy-drinking Alvarinhos alongside established Port producers like Niepoort. But the shop’s buyers recently introduced a couple of new bottles of a variety that’s recently started to gain traction among Portuguese winemakers and global wine enthusiasts: Avesso

If you’re unfamiliar with Avesso, no one will blame you. After all, Portugal is home to 250 native grape varieties, and, considering how critical field planting is to Portuguese winemaking, you may have already had Avesso in white blends from the country’s north and not known it.