Wine Advocate 93
"...Remarkably pure, this shows fine tension, acidity lifting the fruit and allowing this to finish with lingering flavor, what seems to be the pure essence of fruit. Fresh, clean and penetrating, it is delicious (in its dry and steely way—don't expect sweetness!) and beautifully structured. Loureiro and Ameal always specialize in the most elegant of wines, fresh and clean. This is never going to be a big, fat blockbuster, in other words. If you want a crisp, fresh white, though, with the crispness to pair with shellfish and the elegance to drink on its own, it's hard to do much better. It may well improve by this time next year. It should age well, if it has the same type of aging curve the regular Ameals do. There were just 2,000 bottles produced."
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Quinta do Ameal is a small ancient property (1710) of rare natural beauty. Here are created and produced excellent white wines made from a Portuguese grape variety called Loureiro. This reaches its greatest aromatic and tasty expression at this incredible Lima Valley region where we are located.
Wines produced exclusively from grapes grown organically on our own state, are based on the philosophy of our production and that translates into focus more attention and energy on the vine, thereby producing grapes of high quality and excellence for which, in this way, we achieve unique wines of "terroir", with great personality and character. For us, a great wine should always express a sense of place ...
Since the beginning of the project, the ever-present spirit, was the creation and specialization in new and different wines made with this noble grape, and today we can clearly say that the Ameal bucked the Loureiro on a map of top wines production in Portugal, because our wines, are regularly considered by the most respected national and foreign critics, among the best white wines in the country.