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Anselmo Mendes Muros Antigos Loureiro
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16¼/20

Anselmo Mendes Muros Antigos Loureiro 2017

Vinhos Verde, Northern Portugal, PortugalLoureiro's ample florality here is hemmed in tightly, with Asian pear, green fig, lemon, salted melon on a lean, high acid palate. This has the freshness of many Vinho Verde, along with focus that many do not. This is from the Lima subregion and spends some time on skins before a long, cool ferment and short stint on lees in stainless. You may miss loureiro's inherent fruitiness in this example, though it's easy to admire the streamlined frame, especially as this opens in the glass. Anselmo Mendes is one of the top winemakers in the region, making wine under his own label since the late 1990s.Tasted: 10 February 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 20.00 private wine shops AB 19.99 private wine shops ON 17.80 LCBO QC 17.30 SAQ Producer: Anselmo MendesDistributors: Altus Wines
Varietal: LoureiroCSPC: 181878UPC: 5606486162802