Quinta do Ameal Loureiro 2005

Quinta do Ameal Loureiro 2005 This is a wine that Gary Walsh would like, its like a cross between hunter semillon and a young riesling.  This wine comes from 12 hectares of Loureiro in the Lima sub region of Vinho Verde and is a low 11.5% alc.  Perfect lunch time hooch.  The owners of this property sold the port house Ramos Pinto at the end of the 80s and started again here, reviving the vineyards and looking to make excellent vinho verde.

Very pale in colour, almost clear actually, with aromas of kiwifruit, lemon, pineapple with a bit of musky grapefruit.  In the mouth it shows lanolin like texture, minerally acid and good length.  The palate shows a similar profile to the nose, but adds a bit of gooseberry, grapefruit and a bit of orange sherbet on the medium length finish.  A very good spring/summer drink.  88 Pts.

Source: The Spanish Acquisition Price: $24 Closure: Conventional Cork

Web: www.quintadoameal.com

3 thoughts on “Quinta do Ameal Loureiro 2005

  1. Loureiro is the 2nd rank for “vinho verde” and probably the best value. Alvarinho of course is the 1st rank but is becoming more expensive since international critics are giving their preference against Spanish albarinos. Both grapes are extremely fresh and work well together with Trajadura (another “vinho verde” grape).

    Nuno

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