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Anselmo Mendes Muros Antigos Escolha
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16¾/20

Anselmo Mendes Muros Antigos Escolha 2017

Vinhos Verde, Northern Portugal, PortugalNew vintage, same story. Anselmo Mendes is a Vinho Verde icon from the Monção and Melgaço sub-regions, areas the French would call Cru quality. The secret is the steep sloping granitic hillsides that seem to simply take over the wine on the palate. Fresh, herbal, mineral and stony, this is a stunner in texture and electricity, all the while displaying subdued notes of juicy pears, sea salts and the brightest acidity. Precise is the descriptor. Oh, and you can pair it with anything and keep it forever. Real wine. Stupid value.Tasted: 09 August 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 18.49 BCLS Producer: Anselmo MendesDistributors: Altus Wines
Blend: Alvarinho - Loureiro - AvessoCSPC: 661504UPC: 5606486102037