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2019 Anselmo Mendes CurtimentaAlvarinho from Portugal

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Complex nose, strong floral aromas together with hints of spicy/oaky aromas (hints of vanilla) and mineral (stony steely character). On the palate, slight herbaceous typical fr...

  • 93 Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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Rating:

93

The 2019 Curtimenta is all Alvarinho, aged for nine months in used French oak after fermentation with skin contact for 24 hours. It comes in at 12.8% alcohol, something less than 1.5 grams of residual sugar and 5.6 of total acidity. This is completely different in style than Mendes's Parcela Única, its long-time sibling as an upper-level wine. Feeling deeper than I expected, at least in terms of mouthfeel, this adds predictable grip on the finish and handles the wood very well. It's a big white table wine that is most suitable for a food pairing, not simple sipping on the porch. In fact, the Parcela Única this year is far more elegant and less stern, if a touch oakier. This certainly changes what you might think Vinho Verde is supposed to be. At the moment, it seems exceptional. It should age well, but it drinks nicely now too. If I had a quibble, it wasn't quite as impressive the next day.

Product Description:

Complex nose, strong floral aromas together with hints of spicy/oaky aromas (hints of vanilla) and mineral (stony steely character). On the palate, slight herbaceous typical from the variety. Greatstructure with a fresh acidity along with a large, evolving and long end. Winery

An unique 100% Alvarinho from a careful selection of grapes. Complex nose, strong floral aromas together with hints of light oaky aromas (hints of vanilla) and mineral (stony steely character). On the palate, slight herbaceous typical from the variety. Great structure with a fresh acidity along with a large, evolving and long end. A well bodied and gastronomic white wine woth aging for the next decade to come

Product Detail

Item # 129057
Country Portugal
Region Portugal
Sub-Region Vinhos Verdes
Ratings

93 - Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2019
Color White
ABV 13.0%
Varietal(s) Alvarinho
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic
Taste citrus and peach
Nose N/A