2016 Quinta da Aveleda Loureiro-Alvarinho Vinho Verde

SKU #1299429 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2016 Branco Quinta da Aveleda is a 70/30 blend of Loureiro and Alvarinho, dry, crisp and showing just a hint of spritz on swirling, but no real added carbonation. This is a reliable performer at a nice price most every year, usually punching well above its weight. So, too, this year. Showing beautiful tension on the finish, this ends with some dried herbs and that very fresh feel. There is good concentration for the level this year, too. Of course, this is not the level where you get lots of depth and big, fat wines, but the focus and crispness serve this--and you--well. As Aveleda has periodically proven to me, they hold shockingly well, too, if well stored. (MS)  (8/2017)

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.

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Staff Image By: Jeff Garneau | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/17/2017 | Send Email
A blend of Loureiro and Alvarinho, this Portugese white is the ideal aperitif. Dry and crisp in style and low in alcohol, this light-bodied wine neither tires nor dulls the senses but rather enlivens and refreshes. Lightly floral with bright citrus notes, there is a slight effervescence here that only emphasizes the wine's youthful exuberance.

Staff Image By: Christina Stanley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/14/2017 | Send Email
What a charming Vinho Verde from Quinta Da Aveleda! This is the perfect wine for a Summer apertif, and a fabulous accompaniment to lighter dishes like Ceviche, salads and light pasta and fish dishes. With notes of lemon, underripe peach and a hint of pear, this wine is fresh and uncomplicated. Guaranteed to go down easy and dry, with minerality to spare.

Staff Image By: Mike Parres | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/2/2017 | Send Email
This 2016 Aveleda is a crisp, light-bodied, fragrant notes of melons, figs, dried herbs, and a hint of honey, delicious, and surprisingly nuanced, A great value.

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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