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Ameal Loureiro
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16½/20

Ameal Loureiro 2016

Vinhos Verde, Northern Portugal, PortugalThis single variety loureiro is from the Vinho Verde subregion of Ponte de Lima. Pedro Araujo focuses on serious, long-lived wines, farms organically, and specializes in the ancient and elegant Louriero grape. Yields are very low from the sloping granitic soils, and the grape is handled gently from picking to pressing. Up to six months in stainless steel, and low oxygen exposure, preserves the delicate freshness of the grape, one usually blended into Vinho Verde wines. On its own here, the wine is light and crisp, with subtle pear blossoms, shining grapefruit acidity and a lick of anise. What shines brightest is the lime pith and minerality on the finish. Light bodied (11.5 percent) and vibrant, and perfectly suited to to light white fish and shellfish.Tasted: 04 April 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 15.49 BCLS Producer: Quinta do AmealDistributors: Crush Imports
Varietal: LoureiroCSPC: 433730