Wine of the Week – Quinta da Aveleda, 2013

From Aveleda S.A., a family-owned winery that is Portugal’s largest exporter of Vinho Verde, this new vintage of Quinta da Aveleda from winemaker Manuel Soares blends the Loureiro and Alvarinho varieties of grapes at low pressure, then ferments the blend which goes into stainless steel tanks to be aged. From the Loureiro we taste floral notes which merge with the hints of citrus and grapefruit. Wine & Spirits rated the wine “Best Buy” with 92 points out of 100. The wine is fruity with good minerality and a long finish, bringing refreshing notes on hot summer days.
Portugal today is a feast for wine lovers, offering many great vintages at value prices. This one, 11.5% ABV, brings elegance and complexity to the table.

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