Quinta do Ameal, Loureiro Ponte de Lima Vinho Verde 2017

£18.50

  • Type:

    White

  • Grape:

    Loureiro

  • Country:

    Portugal

  • Grape Blend:

    Loureiro 100%

  • Region:

    Vinho Verde

  • Vegan:

    No

  • Area:

    ****

  • Organic:

    No

  • ABV:

    11.50%

  • Winemaker:

    Pedro Araujo

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Tasting Notes

Clear and light coloured. The wine possesses a good combination and balance of floral and fruity aromas, typical of well-ripened grapes from the Loureiro variety. It has an excellent body, a smooth, yet slightly crisp taste, a fruity palate and a persistent length.

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*****

The Lima Valley, running parallel to the more northerly Minho River (by about 25 km), is the source of the region's best Loureiro grapes. And at Ameal, Pedro Araujo has brought the ancient Quinta of Ameal back to glory as the finest exponent of this terrific variety. 12 hectares of vines, planted mostly to Loureiro, are meticulously maintained and low yielded. Registered organic production. Although the nearest town of repute is Ponte de Lima (where most of the original Roman bridge still stands, across the Lima, which the Romans believed to be the River Lethes from Greek mythology), Ameal is actually just outside Refoios de Lima, from where the Ameal stretches down to the river. Pedro has now opened up some of the old buildings for enotourism, so making it an ideal spot to stay, walk or cycle the ecovia, swim, canoe, and enjoy a very beautiful corner of Portugal.

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