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From Reverse Wine Snob: Casa de Vilacetinho Loureiro

Reverse Wine Snob is taking us back to single varietal Vinho Verde. He says, “the 2015 Casa de Vilacetinho Loureiro begins with aromas of citrus, tropical fruit and a pleasant floral note on the nose. Tasting the wine reveals a refreshing mix of pineapple, peach and honey with a round, soft and smooth mouthfeel and lively acidity.”

Get the whole review: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/casa-de-vilacetinho-loureiro

Reverse Wine Snob Highlights the Single Varietal Avesso

Want to branch out and be a wine pioneer? We have just the wine for your. This single varietal Avesso is not your typical Vinho Verde. Typically the Avesso grape is blended into wines to give the wine a fuller body. However, the 2015 Quinta de Linhares Avesso highlights the Avesso variety in all of its glory. Enjoy flavors of pear and grapefruit and a refreshing and lively mouthfeel.

“The 2015 Quinta de Linhares Avesso from Agri-Roncao Vinicola and winemaker Antonio Sousa begins with a pleasant aroma of pear and apple but it really takes off when tasting. Taking a sip reveals a vibrant and delicious wine with more pear and apple plus a good dose of grapefruit. This medium to full-bodied wine has great depth of flavor and a wonderful, lively mouthfeel. It ends long with plenty of lingering grapefruit and pear flavors. This is a very refreshing, lovely wine and definitely a variety to seek out.” – Reverse Wine Snob

Get the full review here: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/quinta-de-linhares-avesso#more-72728 

Reverse Wine Snob Brings Us Up Close and Personal With Alvarinho

From blends to single varietal wines, the Alvarinho grape is a showstopper. Reverse Wine Snob talks with some of the winemakers from Vinho Verde to get their first hand knowledge and impression of one of the most important grapes in the region.

“As a result of the potential of this variety and the enthusiasm about it from a new generation of winemakers, there has been a large investment in new vineyards and new vineyard planting systems. Since the 2015 vintage the region has started a six year transition period to allow all the wineries of Vinho Verde region to produce and label Vinho Verde Alvarinho, even outside the sub-region of Monção e Melgaço. In other words, look for even more of the innovative and top quality Alvarinho wines from the Vinho Verde region in the future.” – Reverse Wine Snob

Get the full article and the interviews with the winemakers here: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/vinho-verde-alvarinho

Fresh and Luxurious: A Review from Reverse Wine Snob

We’re throwing it back (it is #ThrowbackThursday after all) to the delicious single varietal Alvarinho. We’ve discussed how Alvarinhos differ from the traditional Vinho Verde blend but did you know that each Alvarinho possesses a unique personality? It’s true! This one is particularly fresh, but Alvarinho’s can also age for quite a few years.

“The 2015 Vale dos Ares Alvarinho from MQ Vinhos begins with a pleasing aroma of grapefruit, guava and other tropical fruit along with a little peach and honeysuckle. Tasting the wine reveals lots of honey-soaked, rich and fresh tropical fruit flavors as well as citrus, peach and apricot. The wine alse features a smooth, mouth-filling and luxurious texture. A bit of minerality leads into the dry, tart and delicious finish.” – Reverse Wine Snob

Get the full review and additional insight from Reverse Wine Snob here: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/vale-dos-ares-alvarinho#more-64594

Reverse Wine Snob Brings Us a Taste of Rosé

Last week Reverse Wine Snob gave us an introduction to the rosés of Vinho Verde. Now he’s getting down to business and suggesting some great examples of these wines. We’re so excited to pair these rosés with a springtime. Today Reverse Wine Snob features Estreia Vinho Verde Rosé.

“This wine should be quite popular with fans of sweet rosé wines but it still retains a nice level of sophistication. Add in the low price and you’ve got a perfect porch pounder for the warm weather coming up. It ends crisp and sweet. A great way to introduce yourself and your friends to the rosé wines of Vinho Verde!”

Find his full review here: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/estreia-vinho-verde-rose

Reverse Wine Snob: “Afectus Loureiro – Sweet and Sassy”

Reverse Wine Snob brings us another great review of  something a little more unique and special. The Afectus Loureiro is a single varietal wine made exclusively from the Loureiro grape. This variety grows extremely well in the sub-region of Lima. You can read more about Lima in Reverse Wine Snob’s post from last week.

 

Get his full review of this “sweet and sassy” wine here: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/afectus-loureiro

Adventure Around Vinho Verde

It may not be #TravelTuesday, but that won’t stop us from traveling around two exciting sub-regions of Vinho Verde. Reverse Wine Snob brings us the scoop on what’s happening in Amarante and Lima. Find out what fun things you can do when you visit! Hint: There’s more than just wine tasting.

Reverse Wine Snob writes: “One of the most exciting aspects of being a winelover is not just drinking a wine from a faraway region, but actually visiting there and experiencing the wine in the context of its history, its people and its culture.” If you can’t travel there in reality, we’ll give you the virtual version!

Read the full article here: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/take-a-tour-of-vinho-verde#more-39059

Back to the Blends

While Reverse Wine Snob has been focusing on some of the less traditional single varietal wines in his recent posts, today he brings us back to the blends.

“The Campelo Vinho Verde Branco begins with a pleasant aroma of apple, pear and some floral notes. The wine tastes fresh, fruity, slightly fizzy, fun and very refreshing. With 5 g/L of residual sugar and good acidity the tart apple, pear, citrus and grapefruit notes have just a touch of sweetness. This one is honestly just a pleasure to drink with great, full fruit flavors that aren’t always easy to find at this low price. It even has a bit of stony/flinty minerality that leads into the fresh finish full of tart citrus notes that last and last.” – Reverse Wine Snob

To get the full review, check out his blog post: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/campelo-vinho-verde-branco#more-36267

From Reverse Wine Snob: “Portal do Fidalgo Alvarinho – Delicate and Delightful”

Reverse Wine Snob is back with another review! This time he’s focusing on a single varietal Alvarinho. Find a sneak peak below, as well as a link to the full review!

“Today we’re back with another delightful Vinho Verde pick! Unlike the last wine we featured, which was a blend of several different varieties, today’s wine is a single varietal Alvarinho. You can find out lots more about this variety in our Grapes of Vinho Verde article.

The 2013 Portal do Fidalgo Alvarinho begins with a pleasing aroma of apple, pear and citrus. It’s a bit shy when first opened but don’t let that stop you (…) Better and better with every sip, this is a wine that’s hard to put down once you discover its delights!”

 

Get the full review: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/portal-do-fidalgo

Deliciously Delicious: A Recommendation from Reverse Wine Snob

Reverse Wine Snob says the 2015 Portal da Calcada Reserve Vinho Verde has gastronomic aptitude.

What does he mean exactly?

“‘Gastronomic aptitude’ — that may be one of my new favorite phrases, but with this wine, like many from Vinho Verde, it is absolutely true. This wine also typifies exactly what we talked about last week — a white blend made in a modern style from a region with a whole lot of history.”

Get the whole review here: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/portal-da-calcada