Casa Do Valle Grande Escolha Vinho Verde 2016 (750ml/12)
About Casa Do Valle
This is an old estate with traditions dating back to the 18th century, but the new regime first produced a vintage in 1989. The vines now run from eight to 35 years old and are at an altitude between 250 and 500 meters. In Eastern Vinho Verde, [Casa do Valle] is located in the sub-region of Basto, which the winery calls “warmer and less humid than the rest.” They are about 75 kilometers from the ocean, surrounded by mountains and divided by the river Tâmega, thus putting ...New York, New Jersey, California, Massanois Imports
The 2016 Grande Escolha is an Alvarinho partly (20%) fermented in French oak. Beautifully focused and concentrated, this powerful Vinho Verde has fine concentration, precision and focus. It finishes with a bang, its underlying acidity easily providing support. The freshness comes through and lifts the fruit. A terrific value.
Wine Advocate"Beautifully done, this is elegant and shows finesse but also fine fruit and just a tinge of oak in its youth. It grips the palate beautifully, showing tension and lingering flavor [...] It is a very fine follow-up in a tougher year, a pretty wine that will make everyone happy."
Wine Enthusiast“From selected grapes, this partially wood-aged wine is a rich take on Vinho Verde. It has weight and a fine creamy texture. The acidity and the orange zest flavors are filled out with ripe apples and green plums with just a hint of toast."