2017 Quinta da Aveleda Loureiro-Alvarinho Vinho Verde

SKU #1353874 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2017 Branco Quinta da Aveleda, the Estate white in the Bordeaux-style bottle, not to be confused with the fizzy one that just says "Aveleda" and is in the flute-shaped bottle, is a blend of 70% Loureiro and 30% Alvarinho, dry and coming in at 11.5% alcohol. Although a mass-market wine (1,050,000 bottles), Aveleda typically does an astonishing job here for modest money, making a serious wine in a non-fizzy style. Sourced from 12-year-old vines, this shows beautifully, given its fine concentration for the level and exceptional purity of fruit. The finish is long, tense and filled with flavor. In a region filled with awesome values, this is certainly one of the best bangs for the buck that you can get. They age surprisingly well too, not that they necessarily reward aging. And not many people will keep their hands off of it for very long. (MS)  (6/2018)

Wine Enthusiast

 The estate wine from Aveleda is classic, dry Vinho Verde. Light, crisp and packed with great white and green fruit, it has lively, fine, perfumed acidity. *Best Buy* (RV)  (8/2018)

Wine Spectator

 Light-bodied, with a plump feel to the crunchy peach, kumquat and pineapple flavors, showing mineral and floral notes that linger into the clean finish. (GS, Web only-2018)

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: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/8/2018 | Send Email
I must confess I have a soft spot for Vinho Verde (pron. VEEN yo VAIR deh or in Bra-PT: VEEN yo Ver.dji, just for fun!) It has definitely been part of my growing up. Back then those wines were very thin and almost watery, but we loved them anyways. Today, with much better wine making techniques and knowledge, Vinho Verde, the good ones, are indeed light, refreshing, zingy and even a bit pétillant, lemony and perfect in hot weather. And that's the accurate description of the Aveleda. A must try with cod fritters by the beach!Quite simply the perfect wine for a springtime afternoon cocktail!

Staff Image By: Mari Keilman | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/31/2018 | Send Email
Hands down, the Aveleda is the best Vinho Verde we've ever carried in this store. Fresh, sparkling and refreshing. Packed with great citrus flavors of lemon, tangerine and lime. Absolutely delicious and the perfect porch pounder for your warm weather festivities!

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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.
Alcohol Content (%): 11.5