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2016 Casa Do Valle Grande Escolha Vinho VerdeAlbarino from Portugal

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The 2016 Grande Escolha is an Alvarinho partly (20%) fermented in French oak. Beautifully focused and concentrated, this powerful Vinho Verde has fine concentration, precision ...

  • 90 Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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The 2016 Grande Escolha is all Alvarinho, dry, without fizz and coming in at 13.6% alcohol. It was aged in an equal mixture of new and used French oak for just two months. Beautifully done, this is elegant and shows finesse but also fine fruit and just a tinge of oak in its youth. It grips the palate beautifully, showing tension and lingering flavor. I don't think this has quite the stuffing of the 2015 (granting that they aren't side-by-side and couldn't be tasted at the same age), but its precision seems as good, and it lingers beautifully in its understated way. It is a very fine follow-up in a tougher year, a pretty wine that will make everyone happy.

Product Description:

The 2016 Grande Escolha is an Alvarinho partly (20%) fermented in French oak. Beautifully focused and concentrated, this powerful Vinho Verde has fine concentration, precision and focus. It finishes with a bang, its underlying acidity easily providing support. The freshness comes through and lifts the fruit. A terrific value.

Product Detail

Item # 101953
Country Portugal
Region Portugal
Sub-Region Vinhos Verdes
Ratings

90 - Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2016
Color White
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Albarino
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste apple, peach and citrus
Nose floral, grass and almond