Vinho Verde (literally "green wine") is a white wine from Portugal, from the historic province of Minho in the north of the country. The wine is usually made from local grapes such as Alvarinho (Albarino), Loureiro, Arinto and Azal. It is a light, refreshing wine with lots of floral and fruity notes. The wine often has a slight carbonation, although not enough to be described as sparkling. It really is the perfect drink on a summer afternoon and is also an excellent wine for a light dinner.