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Aromatic White

Quinta Do Ameal, Vinho Verde Loureiro Vinho Verde, Portugal, 2019

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PRODUCT OVERVIEW/REVIEW:
Today's wine hails from the Lima River Valley, where the Loureiro varietal reigns supreme and reaches its greatest aromatic and vivid expression. Loureiro thrives in the granite and schist soils that cover the valley and produces wines that are fine and refreshing. Quinta do Ameal caretaker Pedro Araújo has built on the tradition of this 18th-century estate. Even more so than his predecessors, he is a visionary who recognizes that Loureiro has yet to reach its vast potential and is one of the best grape varieties to come from Portugal. His wines beautifully straddle the wine between opulence and elegance, balancing rich texture with mineral-driven acidity. The Esporão group purchased the property in 2019 and supports Araújo's efforts to craft world-class Vinho Verde.

Wine & Spirits Magazine gave today's wine 93 points. Pro tip: W&S Magazine has very high standards and rarely gives out reviews over 90 points. This wine is a WINNER!
"This is the first release from Ameal since Esporão purchased the historic property in 2019. Sited above the Lima River, an area noted for its Loureiro, Ameal holds its yields to 5.5 tons per hectare, growing a deep-toned wine, markedly vinous. This starts off smelling like fresh green pears, ripening and ready to fall off the tree. Then the mineral tones develop: rock, flowers, and salt in a tense standoff, soothed by the round, generous texture of the wine. This is irresistible in its youth, and affordable enough that it’s worth holding a bottle or two for next summer, to see how it will evolve." (8/20)

Producer Name: Quinta Do Ameal
Old/New World: Old World
Country of Origin: Portugal
Region: Vinho Verde
Sub-Region: Lima River Valley
Appellation: Vinho Verde
Quality Designation: DOC
Grape Varietals: Loureiro
Vintage: 2019
Product Type: Wine
Wine Style: Medium Body White
Viticultural Features: South-facing gentle slope of granitic origin; 12 hectares all planted to 100% Loureiro.
Winemaking Techniques: pneumatic press, cold fermented sans oxygen all in stainless steel for aromatics & freshness.
Winemaker: José Luís Moreira da Silva
ABV: 11%
Pack/Size: 12/750
Container Type: tall hock style bottle
Closure Style: natural cork

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