Casa Do Valle Grande Escolha Vinho Verde 2016 (750ml/12)
About Casa Do Valle
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 estate vineyards of the Quinta on both sides of the river. With consultant Luis Duarte and Luis Botelho Cameira (of the Sousa Botelho family that owns the estate) as winemakers, Casa do Valle seems to be making interesting ...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."