Quinta do Ameal 'Loureiro' 2016
Not Vintage Specific
Item Number: 25954
Wine Advocate 92
"The 2016 Loureiro, the winery's Classico, is unoaked. It was bottled in early February 2017 and comes in at 11.5% alcohol. Another fine milestone in this winery's history, this tightly-wound Loureiro is precise, focused and penetrating, as always. Pungent and enlivening, this is rather muscular in its youth, yet you can still taste the great fruit here. It manages to be delicious and brilliantly structured at the same time. I'm not sure this is quite as good as its predecessor, but it might be. It isn't showing as much just now, though. It is admittedly very young, seen with less than 90 days in bottle, and a little unevolved. It will certainly be better this time next year. It may have a 15+ year aging capacity or so, too. In the right vintages, it is astounding how well these lighter-styled whites age. Needless to say, provenance and storage must be perfect. If you like your whites light, bright and fresh, this is one of the best values around. There were 50,000 bottles produced."
Eric - Empire Wine Staff
A REFINED VINHO VERDE - Pale straw and almost clear in the glass. Pleasantly mild in its aromatics, you’re baited in with the soft scents of sweet tangerine and bay leaves. A featherlight body holds ground for a citric zest, reminiscent of a lemon-lime cocktail with expressed grapefruit peels. Firm minerality compliments the mouthwatering acidity that seems to see itself well past every sip. A dry, young wine that begs for fresh seafood or more of itself.
Portugese pearl - The racing acidity in the Ameal Vihno Verde is what makes it an ideal food wine. But it also is an ideal accompaniment to an afternoon by the pool and conversation with friends. Light and easy to drink and an unbelievable value for the money.
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