MUROS ANTIGOS ESCOLHA VINHO VERDE BY ANSELMO MENDES 2020
For new sensations and stellar quality-for-price, keep a close eye out for the wines like Muros Antigos Escolha Vinho Verde 2020 coming out of Portugal.
Anselmo Mendes is one of Portugal’s most exalted winemakers. Like his Spanish counterpart Raul Perez he quite literally revolutionized quality winemaking in Vinho Verde. His tiny family estate has propelled this terroir – and the indigenous grapes grown here – to the next level, with wines that go beyond pleasant, salty, and easy drinking into new, more profound territory.
Perhaps the most important distinction to his wines is that they are bone dry whites, and are made with no fizz. This allows the terroir and minerality to shine bright and provides for some of the greatest value for those that love Chablis, Muscadet or really, any mouthwatering white with a shimmering mineral footprint.
Muros Antigos Escolha Vinho Verde 2020 comes from the very same vineyards from which this winemaking rockstar started his career—and it shows. This isn’t merely good Vinho Verde, this is a game changing wine that truly brings out the best of its varietal and place. Grown and cropped properly, these grapes (Albariño, Avesso and Loureiro) produce refreshing mineral driven whites that are perfect salad, and seafood wines.
MUROS ANTIGOS ESCOLHA VINHO VERDE 2020: CHARACTERISTICS
BODY / STYLE / OAK / Medium-bodied / fresh and crisp, floral, fruity and mineral / Unoaked
SWEETNESS / Extra Dry
CELLARING / Drink now
BEST PAIRINGS / Salad, Scallop
TASTING NOTE / The three main grapes of Vinho Verde, Alvarinho, Loureiro and Avesso have been brought together into a wine that expresses all the crisp fruitiness and mineral texture of the region. This is delicious and chock-full of flavour, not merely well constructed. It’s a bright, lively wine that is ready to drink.
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