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Arios Aguafuerte Loureiro 2016


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Nice Vinho Verde at a GREAT price.

Producer/Winery: Arios; Felgueiras, Portugal.

Grape Variety: Loureiro.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Vinho Verde, Portugal.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $10.80 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Sauteed scallops with parsley and garlic.

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear, dark wheat straw color and very slightly effervescent. Citrus, hyacinths, fresh baked bread right out of the oven and peach aromas. Fresh, dry and refreshing, with a light body and 150-grit texture. Tart flavors of: lemon, lime, ripe apple and water from a deep metamorphic rock well. Crisp acidity and a long inconsequential mineral finish. Very refreshing wine…a combination of flavors and mouth-feel that that were both stimulating and satisfying. At first we both commented the tastes were just a tad sour, but as the wine warmed all the other flavors became more prominent and any sourness disappeared. Nice Vinho Verde at a GREAT price.

Loureiro grapes growing in the Vinho Verde region of Portugal
Photo from the Decanting Club.

Comments:

Alcohol Content: 11%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 8 75359 00351 0

Imported by: Boutique Wine Collection; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.