Ellis of Richmond

Wine List

Vinho Verde Loureiro Quinta de Gomariz Lisboa. 2013

Country
Portugal
Region
Minho
Producer
Quinta de Gomariz
Grape(s)
Loureiro
Type
White
Style
Crisp
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Light bodied
Dry / Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content (%)
11.5
Closure Style
Screw Cap
Organic / Biodynamic
Normal

Region

Portugal`s northern Atlantic coastal region of Minho shares much in common with it`s northern Spanish neighbour, Galicia.The Minho is a verdant green coastal region, often shrouded in mist, where the grey granite soils support a wide variety of fruits and vegetables and various localized grape varieties.

Producer

Quinta de Gomariz only started making wines in 2005 and employs the region’s leading winemaker Antonio Sousa. Within a few years Gomariz has won ‘Best Wine 2009’ against all other Vinho Verde producers at the Vinhos Verdes Regional Contest.

Using a number of local grape varieties including Loureiro, Alvarinho, Avesso and Vinhao, the Quinta has become the foremost estate producer in the Minho with a modern range of expressive varietal Vinho Verde wines.

Tasting (Long)

A delightfully floral, dry white Vinho Verde made from a single local varietal `Loureiro`. Very fresh and floral on the nose with citrus notes and honeysuckle. The palate is dry with flavours of citrus, stone fruits and a well balanced flinty minerality. There is a fine, subtle spritz which bursts onto the palate, enhancing the fresh and lively palate whilst green apple and lemon zest flavours linger on the finish.

Tasting (Short)

A delightfully floral, dry white Vinho Verde made from a single local varietal `Loureiro`. There is a fine, subtle spritz enhancing the fresh and lively palate, whilst green apple and lemon zest flavours linger on the finish.

Food

An excellent aperitif and accompaniment to mixed seafood, especially prawns, crab, shell fish or fish soups.

Awards

IWC Silver medal 2012.

Find similar wines

Drink Type
White
Grape
Loureiro
Region
Portugal
Style
Crisp
Poppies in the Loire Valley