2018 Camaleo, Alvarinho, Minho, Portugal
£14.95 £11.95 per bottle
It is interesting how the Alvarinho grape performs from the very best Portuguese estates. As the years pass, I fall deeper in love with this variety at the same time as tiring of the overly perfumed, inexpensive Spanish versions, where this grape is called Albariño. Camaleo is a soothing, pure style which flows across the palate calming every single taste bud with its mellifluous, floral tones. With more depth of fruit than a traditional Vinho Verde, this is a thrilling wine with an awful lot of class. See if you can spot the Chameleon on the label change colour when the wine is the right temperature to drink. I missed this – perhaps I was too thirsty!