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Anselmo Mendes Curtimenta Alvarinho 2016

White wine, 750 ml
SAQ code :  13787797 UPC code :  04000137877977
Portugal
Vinho Verde
 
Designation of origin Vinho verde
Producer Anselmo Mendes
Degree of alcohol 12.5 %

“The 2016 Curtimenta is 100% Alvarinho aged for nine months in used French oak. In 2015, its high-end sibling Parcela Única was the bigger star, if only by a bit. This year, it's pretty even, but the styles are radically different. This has greater purity and intensity, while its sibling has a lusher, richer feel. Curtimenta handles the wood far better (it usually does when young, and it receives less aggressive wood treatment), at least now. Whenever I thought the wood was becoming assertive, the acidity and fruit came right back up. The Parcela Única may be even deeper and more like a white Burgundy than a Vinho Verde. Choices, choices. Buy both! In time, the balance of both may change for the better as they pull in the wood even more. That's not as important with the Curtimenta, given less wood impact, but even the Curtimenta could benefit from a year in the cellar. Needless to say, they should age rather well (although Parcela Única edged into the lead on the third day after opening, making me doubt again which was better). It's a very different vision of Vinho Verde, showing what the region can do when its top producers perform at the top of their game.”
www.robertparker.com


Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2028


WA 94


(180 bt)

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Regular price: $46.75

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