Muros Antigos Vinho Verde 2010

Posted: November 27, 2012 in Portugal
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Muros Antigos Vinho Verde 2010

Vintage: 2010

Style: Dry white

Country: Portugal   

Region: Melgaço 

Overview: Summer has firmly marked its arrival this year and with it came a plethora of first world problems, the heat being the main problem. As the temperature hit forty degrees I found that our air-conditioner had decided that it was having a holiday and no matter how many times I mashed the buttons on the remote control it would not return to grace me with its cool, cool air. I became desperate to alleviate my discomfort; I found a spray bottle which I cleverly filled with water. I then wandered around in circles, spraying the fine mist into the air in front of me, walking through the fine, cool droplets. This was fine for the short time before the water in the bottle became quite hot in the sweltering heat and I absently sprayed my face. I then started screaming “Lava! Lava!” while running around in a manic circle believing that my face was melting off. The only remedy for my fickle problems was a good Portuguese white.

This wine is a blend of Alvarinho (70%) and Loureiro (30%), Alvarinho is also known as Albarino with is an aromatic, elegant variety predominantly grown in Spain and Portugal.

Tasting note. A nose of granny smith apples and delicate talc. Citrus on the palate with that elegant talc character from the nose, a touch of jasmine and sandalwood, finishing with a austere minerality and gentle acidity.

Final Say: Save yourself from the heat and give this refreshing wine a try. You can pick it up for around $30 a bottle.

Score: 17.5 out of 20

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Jack Davis

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