2013 Quinta da Aveleda Loureiro Alvarinho Vinho Regional Minho

SKU #1161745 91 points Wine & Spirits

 Aveleda’s estate wine continues to evolve, this vintage combining the granitic power of alvarinho (20 percent of the blend) with the lemon-lime freshness of loureiro (80 percent, leaving trajadura aside). A textbook Vinho Verde with plenty of acidity tied to its grapefruit flavors, this will brighten any summer party, especially if there’s grilled fish on the menu.  (8/ 2014)

90 points Wine Enthusiast

 (Ranked #1 in WE list of Top 100 Best Buys of 2014) This wine remains a benchmark for the Vinho Verde region, even though the producers have now recast it as a Minho wine. It is steely, tight and crisp, with a touch of creaminess that gives it a more rounded aftertaste. Drink now through 2015.  (10/ 2014)

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, picnic or patio sipper, this wine never disappoints. Though Quinta da Aveleda has decided to label this "vinho regional Minho," rest assured that it is still every bit as delicious as past vintages labeled "Vinho Verde" and from the same Vinho Verde region of northern Portugal

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By: Jeffrey Jones |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/10/2014  | Send Email
Always a favorite easy-to-drink white wine. It is clean and crisp with enough bright fruit to make it too easy to drink. On the dry side with a touch of fizz, it will go well alone or with calamari, shell fish and chicken.

By: Ryan Woodhouse |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/1/2014  | Send Email
As always one of the best value summer whites in the store. Just so fresh, zesty and refreshing. Lime zest, white flower, juicy citrus all enlivened by the little spritz. Very easy to drink with its moderate alcohol. This is a must-have for the summer heat. Exceptional value!

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- 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