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Pequenos Rebentos, Loureiro, Marcio Lopes (75cl)

£10.75 GBP

This Vinho Verde is distinctively fresh and vibrant, showing bright and clear typical varietal aromas. Refreshing, aromatic and lifted, with jasmine and lemon verbena aromas. It is the perfect tipple for a hot summer's day; light, slightly fizzy and low in alcohol.

Grapes: Vinho Verde

Region: Vinho Verde, Portugal

Alcohol: 11.5%

Tasting notes/pairing options: Fresh and vibrant, showing bright and clear varietal aromas - aromatic and lifted, with jasmine and lemon verbena aromas. Partners well with shellfish.

Sustainable farming, suitable for vegans and vegetarians

The vineyard/the winemaking:

Vinho Verde is in the cool, verdant north west of Portugal, which has a strong influence from the Atlantic ocean. The Loureiro for this wine is grown in subregion Ponte de Lima. Soils are granitic and free draining, altitude is close to sea level. The winemaking is low intervention, he ferments in small stainless steel tanks using natural yeasts, aiming to make wines with balance that reflect his terroir. The wine is then kept on fine lees for five months in stainless steel tanks before bottling with light filtration.