Alvarinho Vinho Verde Quinta de Gomariz 2013

Country
Portugal
Region
Minho
Producer
Quinta de Gomariz
Grape(s)
Alvarinho (100%)
Type
White
Style
Crisp
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Light bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content (%)
12
Closure Style
Not Set
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Allergens
Sulphites: Yes, Milk: No, Egg: No

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Region

Portugal`s northern Atlantic coastal region of Minho shares much in common with it`s northern Spanish neighbour, Galicia.The Minho is a verdant green coastal region, often shrouded in mist, where the grey granite soils support a wide variety of fruits and vegetables and various localised grape varieties.

Producer

Quinta de Gomariz only started making wines in 2005 and employs the region’s leading winemaker Antonio Sousa. Within a few years Gomariz had won ‘Best Wine 2009’ against all other Vinho Verde producers at the Vinhos Verdes Regional Contest. Using a number of local grape varieties including Loureiro, Alvarinho, Avesso and Vinhao, the Quinta has become the foremost estate producer in the Minho with a modern range of expressive varietal Vinho Verde wines.

Tasting Notes

A fresh and zesty, dry Vinho Verde made from a single local varietal `Alvarinho` which is the same variety as Spain`s `Albarino`. There is a fine, subtle spritz enhancing the floral nose of white flowers and citrus fruits. The palate is dry and full of lively lemony flavours alongside melon and stone fruits. A fresh acidity balances the wine well and finishes with lovely flavours of lemon and lime which linger on the palate.

Food

An excellent aperitif and accompaniment to salads, mixed seafood, including sardines, crab, shell fish or fish soups.