2011 Quinta da Aveleda Vinho Verde

SKU #1108176 90 points Wine & Spirits

 A broad, leesy white, this wine’s youth masks its powerful fruit under the talc and chalk feel of its acidity. It gets brighter with air, developing scents of clementine and lime, the smoky fruit almost tropical in character.  (10/ 2012)

89 points Wine Enthusiast

 *Best Buy* From Aveleda’s home estate, this is a lively wine with crisp fruit. Bone dry, the palate shows a more serious, intensely citric element, showing bright acidity on the finish.  (10/ 2012)

Wine Spectator

 *Best Value* A robust style, with good depth of flavor, showing plenty of smoky notes to the baked apple and peach flavors. Features mineral notes on the finish. (Web Only- 2012)

K&L Notes

A perennial staff and customer favorite, this Vinho Verde continues to deliver the goods, the fizzy, citrus-drenched, delicious goods. If you're looking for a poolside (or if you're in Oakland as I am, a porch-side) sipper, then this wine never disappoints.

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By: Sarah Covey |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/25/2013  | Send Email
The 2011 vintage has proven its worth yet again! Deliciously low alcohol makes this an easy every day wine choice. Lime zest, mineral and bright acidity. Stock up! Warm weather is soon to come!

By: Jeremy Bohrer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/15/2012  | Send Email
Awesome wine and perfect for the summer! Crisp and refreshing. Just delicious!

By: Illya Haase |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/30/2012  | Send Email
OK. Lets talk about the label. Not so much. But, the wine has not changed! Lemon, lime, chalky minerality, and lovely acidity make this a great choice with food or by itself on a hot day. Chill it and drink it!

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

Portugal

- Although quite small, Portugal produces a great variety of wines ranging from light and fizzy Vinho Verde to hearty and tannic Port. Portugal is Europe's fourth-largest wine-producing region, and has been exporting its wine since the 14th century. The Douro Valley of Portugal is the original and current home for the world's finest Port. The valley spans from east of the city of Oporto all the way to the border of Spain and is the country's best known wine region. Lesser-appreciated DOCs like Bairrada and Dão area also emerging for their fine, rustic reds. Click for a list of bestselling items from Portugal.
Alcohol Content (%): 11.5