Due to its cool marine exposure from the Atlantic Ocean, Minho is the only region of Portugal where white wine dominates. The primary grape used for the production of these delicious white wines is Alvarinho. The slightly effervescent white wines of Vinho Verde are higher in acidity, hence their fresh, crisp and refreshing nature. Most of these whites are vinified dry and meant to be consumed while they are lively and young. Learn more about Vinho Verde.