Alvarinho Vinho Verde Quinta de Gomariz 2013
- Quinta de Gomariz
- Alvarinho (100%)
- Oaked Style
- Body Style
- Light bodied
- Dry/Sweet Style
- Alcohol Content (%)
- Closure Style
- Not Set
- Sulphites: Yes, Milk: No, Egg: No
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.
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.
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.
An excellent aperitif and accompaniment to salads, mixed seafood, including sardines, crab, shell fish or fish soups.