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2017 Quinta da Aveleda Loureiro-Alvarinho Vinho Verde

SKU #1353874 91 points Wine & Spirits

Outer quote mark Amazing: Fresh white refreshment for $10. Buy a case and you’ll have a savory, salty Atlantic white to drink all summer long. Right now, it’s delicate, with filigreed lemon-lime flavors offering fruit depth before signing off in a crisp, clean finish. Chill it as an early-evening aperitif, a brunch wine for bacalhão fritters or pike quenelles, or a picnic wine for ventresca tuna salad. Inner quote mark (8/2018)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark 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) Inner quote mark (6/2018)

Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark 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) Inner quote mark (8/2018)

Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark 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) Inner quote mark

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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By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/19/2019 | Send Email
This is a lot of wine for the money. It is bright and fresh with energy and focus. There are some nice dried citrus and savory notes, with a clean crisp finish that makes one want to reach for another glass.It is low in alcohol (11.5 ABV) and very easy to drink . Great alone, it will go well with light foods.

By: John Majeski | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/24/2019 | Send Email
What wine serves as both a great party aperitif and the perfect poolside antidote to the sweltering days of summer? The answer? Av an Aveleda, certainly one of the best-selling, well-priced whites in our store for the last decade or more, alive with a vibrant spectrum of tropical and orchard fruits and bursting with clean, crisp acidity. Pair a bottle or two with everything from light, creamy pastas to grilled fish to lemony chicken, or just uncork and drink this delightful Vinho Verde all by its unlonesome.
Top Value!

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!

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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