Ameal, Loureiro 2020, Vinho Verde, Portugal
Tasting Note: A bright, spritely Vinho Verde in the characteristic style of the region.
Pale-intensity lemon-green in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of fresh-green-apple slice, pear, nectarine, blossom and lemon-lime zest.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied Vinho Verde has medium-intensity, green-fruit flavors suggested on the nose with some hints of minerality and chalk supported by medium-plus acidity and completing with a citrusy, medium finish.
The wine is fresh, straightforward, low-alcohol and a perfect wine to pair with summer.
Read review of 2019 vintage. [LINK]
Bottle Note: Ameal is a historic property with records dating back to 1710. It is situated in the Vinho Verde region, in the Lima sub-region, the birthplace of the Loureiro grape variety. Loureiro 2020. Granitic soil. We began the harvest on 8 September. Fermentation at a controlled temperature (10-15°C) for 12 to 15 days. Aged on fine lees, 7 months in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature. Bottled 05/2021. A vibrant wine which will evolve well over the next 15 years.
Tasting Date: July 13, 2021
This wine was submitted for review.