Anselmo Mendes 2019 Contacto Alvarinho

White | Portugal
Regular price £19
2 in stock

Anselmo Mendes is a master of Alvarinho. Contacto is so named because it's given twelve hours of skin contact and four months of lees ageing. This treatment gives a beautifully restrained renditiion which is something like Alvarinho as we know it but with elements of Chablis. There is all the floral, fruity quality you would expect on the nose, but on the palate there is a real textural, stony quality to it that elevates it to a superior level.

A little more subdued than the Muros Antigos but smells deeper, with those same pear-fruit aromas. The skin contact has given a light friction balanced by the creamy lees effect. Long, sour-fresh finish. Mouth-watering. Great texture and length.

17 points

Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, 27/02/2020

12 hours on skins. Four months on lees.

Wine Alvarinho Contacto
Producer Anselmo Mendes
Vintage 2019
Style White
Blend 100% Alvarinho
Country Portugal
Region Vinho Verde
Appellation Vinho Verde
Organic No
Biodynamic No
Vegan Yes
Alcohol 12.5%
Size 75cl

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