Prices in effect June 21st till July 4th
2015 Aphros Ten – Vinho Verde, Portugal $22.95 – SALE $19.95
Forming with Alvarinho the most aromatic duo of Vinho Verde varieties, Loureiro finds its fullest expression in Lima Valley. With primary aromas where citrus fruits predominate, young Loureiro wines typically show floral notes of Laurel and Roses. Litchi, peach, apple and perfumed melon are other possible nuances around the citric core. As it ages (good Loureiro wines age marvelously) the minerality comes forth with smokeyness and petroleum, with hints of dried fruits, orange blossom and honey.
“Loureiro is a grape so light and subtle it makes Audrey Hepburn look like a heavy weight”. Jonathan Nossiter