2016 Passaros LoureiroLoureira from Portugal
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"Intense citrus and floral aromas. Fresh, with dry, fruity finish. Finishes with the strong character of the grape variety of flowers and citrus fruits." - Winery 100% Lour...
"Intense citrus and floral aromas. Fresh, with dry, fruity finish. Finishes with the strong character of the grape variety of flowers and citrus fruits." - Winery 100% Loureiro aged for 4 months on fine lees. From Vinho Verde to the Alentejo, via the Douro and Dão, with "leaps" across to the Azores, Brazil and Argentina, Anselmo Mendes has undertaken a path as winemaker, by cultivating a passion in each region, getting to know the voice of each land and trying to bring out the best in each wine. Today, as a consultant, he has had various successful projects from one end of Portugal to the other, and abroad. Anselmo Mendes began producing wine with Alvarinho grapes in 1998, in Monção and Melgaço. The winery in the Minho Valley is a place for experimentation and research, where Anselmo Mendes passion for the wine and the region takes shape and flavour. It is a place of reinvention, making each wine an expression of the land at its most sublime, a cultural trait, a mark of character. The work of Anselmo Mendes is recogni-sed in Portugal and abroad, not only for the excellence of the wines he produces but also for the surprising and consistent manner in which he innovates. The fermentation of Alvarinho grapes in wooden casks or the use of traditional vinification techniques, such as fermentation on skins, are just some of the methods that set these wines apart in the world of whites. Focusing on the Alvarinho, Loureiro and Avesso varieties, Anselmo Mendes produces serene white wines that have already won various prizes and distinctions and earned the trust of the most demanding critics and wine lovers all over the world. Loureiro is a Portuguese grape varietal grown in the Minho region and Galicia. It is most often blended with Albarino. "Loureiro" means "laurel", because of its characteristic bayleaf scent. Loureiro wines have excellent acidity and low alcohol - simple and refreshing