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Quinta de Azevedo Reserva Vinho Verdetext
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16½/20

Quinta de Azevedo Reserva Vinho Verde 2019

Vinhos Verde, Northern Portugal, PortugalThe Azevedo domaines date back to the 11th century when they were granted by royal donation to the Azevado family. The vineyards and winery, including the mysterious tower, remains since the 15th century. This Reserva blends 70% loureiro with 30% alvarinho, fermented cool, with 10% skin contact. This then aged in stainless on lees (5% in older barrels), with regular bâtonnage over 6 months. This is showing lovely concentration, with fragrant pear and pear skin, yellow plum, tangerine blossoms coursing through a savoury edged, amply saline palate. Quite a bit of stuffing glad intensity for 12%. Impressive now, but will still be in a year or two, and suitable for pork tenderloin or roast cod.Tasted: 05 June 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: QC 17.45 SAQ MB 15.99 select private retailers Producer: Sogrape Vinhos de Portugal, SADistributors: Charton-Hobbs
Blend: Loureiro - Albariño