2020 Anjos de Portugal Branco (can), Minho, Portugal (250ml)
Wineries all over the world, it seems, are jumping on the can-can bandwagon. While the enthusiasm for the category is appreciated, the execution, in our experience, is still uneven. Not so here! This refreshing and juicy white is a blend of Loureiro, Trajadura and Arinto, all traditional Portuguese varieties. The first two bring the ripe stone fruit to the party, while the Arinto, famous for its acidity, brings a zesty backbone and crisp finish. All in all, a delicious "porch-pounder,", picnic wine, sporting event beverage, movie and popcorn at home on the couch companion, bubble-bath indulgence, etc.. Technically, this wine is identical to the Anjos de Portugal Branco in 750ml, which is labeled Vinho Verde. The rules for that appellation have not yet recognized cans, however, thus the less specific Minho designation.