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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.

This isn’t merely good Vinho Verde, this is a game changing wine that truly brings out the best of its varietal and place. Put it next to the great mineral whites of Chablis or the Loire and it won’t miss a beat!

Bottle and glass of Muros Antigos Escolha Vinho Verde 2020 on a table next to a plate of fish and vegatables.

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.

Terraced vineyard of producer of Muros Antigos Escolha Vinho Verde 2020 and a photo of winemaker Anselmo Mendes.

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