Herdade do Esporao
Quinta do Ameal Loureiro 2020
Portugal / Vinho Verde
Andy's Tasting Notes
Elegance personified. Light, ethereal and scented with lemon, peach blossom, lime sherbet and a subtle herbal element. Crisp, linear and beautifully textured with perfectly integrated lively acidity.
Producer notes – Loureiro variety: Originating in the Lima sub-region, where it reaches its full potential, the Loureiro grape variety is disseminated across the entire Vinho Verde wine region. Today, it is considered one of the best white grape varieties in the region, recognised for its aroma, acidity and versatility. It produces wines with low alcohol content, which leads to a profile that is elegant and fresh.
Quinta do Ameal comes under the umbrella of the highly respected producer Herdade do Esporão, who are one of the largest and most respected winemakers in Portugal, with wines from Alentejo, the Douro, and Vinho Verde (Quinta do Ameal).
Price per bottle £14.00 £11.75
Located in the Vinho Verde demarcated wine region, Quinta do Ameal is a historic property with records dating back to 1710. It is unique not only because of its beauty, but due to its location in the Lima sub-region, birthplace of the Loureiro grape.
Throughout the years, Quinta do Ameal remained true to its origins, standing out due to its sustainable agriculture practices and for bringing new perspectives to the Vinho Verde wine region.
The property extends along 800m of riverbank on the Lima River, covering approximately 30ha, 14ha of which are occupied by Loureiro vineyards and 8ha of forest with a large variety of trees, such as walnut, chestnut and pine trees, supporting biodiversity in the area.
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