2016 Alvarinho "Muros Antigos" (Mendes, Anselmo)
Anselmo Mendes, "Muros Antigos" Alvarinho,Vinho Verde, Portugal, 2016 100% Alvarinho (Albariño) HONEYSUCKLE, APRICOT, GRANITIC MINERALITY, RICH & RACY Winemaker Anselmo Mendes, a native of Monção in northwest Portugal, is passionate about both his vineyards and the native varietals which inhabit them. He shares with the world's most conscientious vignerons the important tenet that quality wine is created first and foremost in the vineyard, marrying each grape variety he cultivates with the section of land which best compliments it. His Alvarinho is a remarkably complex wine with focused mineral, elegantly lean fruit, and the sort of unrelenting acidity which makes it particularly well suited for fresh seafood. Serving Suggestion: Sardinhas assadas (chargrilled sardines) with olive oil, sea salt, black pepper, and shallots. Spicy Vietnamese vermicelli with an assortment of shellfish, mint, and lemongrass.