2022 Anselmo Mendes Muros Antigos Alvarinho

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Type of Wine White
Country Portugal
Region Minho
Appellation Vinho Verde (Appellation)
Winery Anselmo Mendes
Vintage 2022
Grape Albarino
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (12.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2030
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This is of course one of the showpieces of Anselmo Mendes, the 100% alvarinho from Monção e Melgaço. The special thing about this part of Vinho Verde is that it is surrounded by fairly high mountains, making it more sheltered from Atlantic influences. This warmth and less rain are ideal for the alvarinho to ripen perfectly. The grapes for this wine are planted on the best soils, on sunny slopes with a poor soil of weathered granite. This produces a mineral wine, with body and power, but at the same time a beautiful freshness. The wine is made by direct pressing of the destemmed grapes. This is followed by a long fermentation at a temperature between 14 ºC and 20 ºC. It gets extra richness and structure by maturing for at least another six months on the fine lie, the dead yeast cells, which give extra flavors to the wine. In the glass the wine is bright straw yellow. In the nose, this Alvarinho by Anselmo Mendes has beautiful notes of tropical fruit, mango, flowers and apple, hint of grapefruit. In the mouth the wine is soft and tasty, opulent and invigorating, yellow plums, nice acidity, powerful, fresh and mineral. Give this wine some time. It is certainly ready to drink but will become even more balanced in a few years. Really a value for money recommendation in the wine cellar.

Vineyard for 2022 Anselmo Mendes Muros Antigos Alvarinho

Anselmo Mendes was born and grew up in Monção. It was, as a child, that he became acquainted with the culture of the vine and wine production.
The Alvarinho variety and the wine produced there immediately became a part of his life, to the extent that today Anselmo Mendes and Alvarinho are actually synonymous.

Anselmo graduated in Agro-Industrial Engineering in 1987, from the Higher Education Institute of the Technical University of Lisbon, and postgraduate in oenology from the Catholic University 6 years later. The philosophy of Anselmo Mendes is that every plot, every place gives the Alvarinho its own, different character.

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Type of Wine White
Country Portugal
Region Minho
Appellation Vinho Verde (Appellation)
Winery Anselmo Mendes
Grape Albarino
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2022
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2030
Alcohol % 12.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging No
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Promotion Tier Price
Parker rating 90
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Green & grassy, Light, Tense, White fruit
Drink moments Borrelen, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag
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