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Quinta da Lixa Aromas das Castas Grande Escolha Alvarinho Loureirotext
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Quinta da Lixa Aromas das Castas Grande Escolha Alvarinho Loureiro 2020

Vinhos Verde, Northern Portugal, PortugalThe Meirles family has long owned vineyards around Vila da Lixa, selling their fruit to others, but in 1886 they decided to start making their own wines. They hired well-known oenologist Carlos Teixeira in the early 2000s to over see the project. They now have 52 hectares of vines across 6 estates. This 2020 shows a lovely honeyed note, cusping with slight age, and encasing the pear, yellow plum, green apple, toasted almond core. There's a lovely buzzy granitic grip texturing through to the saline finish.Tasted: 27 May 2022Tasted by: Treve RingProducer: Quinta da LixaDistributors: Vertigo Vins et Spiritueux Inc.
Red Dog
Blend: Alvarinho - Loureiro