2021 Anselmo Mendes Contacto Alvarinho

15.95 13.18
Type of Wine White
Country Portugal
Region Minho
Appellation Vinho Verde (Appellation)
Winery Anselmo Mendes
Year 2021
Grape Albarino
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (12.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2029
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The philosophy of Anselmo Mendes is that every plot, every place gives the Alvarinho its own, different character. He shows this nicely with this wine. It is made from alvarinho grapes from Monção e Melgaço only, but from lower vineyards, closer to the River Minho, where the subsoil is deep, with a high content of boulders. This results in a wine with more structure and a lot of complexity, which also emphasizes the mineral, somewhat vegetable-like character and the special bitterness of the alvarinho. This character is accentuated by a short skin contact during fermentation, followed by a fermentation at a low and later slightly higher temperature, varying between 14 C and 22 ºC. It gains depth by aging on fine lie for at least four months.

In the nose, the Alvarinho has a lush and broad scent, nicely ripe and powerful, yellow plums and ripe pear, very complex, beautiful tropical fruit. In the mouth, the Contacto has a powerful taste, structure and depth, remains fresh, with apple, length and the typical bitterness of the alvarinho in the aftertaste.

Serve at Delicious with a chicken salad, plaice fillet with fresh broad beans, pork tenderloin with cream sauce.

Vineyard for 2021 Anselmo Mendes Contacto Alvarinho

Anselmo Mendes werd geboren en groeide op in Monção. Het was, als kind, dat hij kennis maakte met de cultuur van de wijnstok en de wijnproductie.
De Alvarinho-variëteit en de daar geproduceerde wijn werden onmiddellijk een deel van zijn leven, in die mate dat Anselmo Mendes en Alvarinho tegenwoordig eigenlijk synoniem zijn.

Anselmo studeerde in 1987 af in Agro-Industrial Engineering, aan het Hoger Onderwijs Instituut van de Technische Universiteit van Lissabon, en postdoctoraal in oenologie aan de Katholieke Universiteit 6 jaar later. De filosofie van Anselmo Mendes is dat elk perceel, elke plek de Alvarinho, een eigen, ander karakter geeft.

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Type of Wine White
Country Portugal
Region Minho
Appellation Vinho Verde (Appellation)
Winery Anselmo Mendes
Grape Albarino
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2021
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2029
Alcohol % 12.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging No
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 90
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Mineral, Steenfruit, Tense
Drink moments Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras
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