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Reguengo de Melgaco Alvarinho Vinho Verde
Quinta do Reguengo de Melgaco
Portugal - Vinho Verde   

Fresh with an intense fruity character. Very mineral wine with notes of apple, plums and peach, combined with a dominant citrus-like profile. Well-structured, elegant and unctuous on the palate. Great balance between acidity and dryness/sweetness (though the wine has almost no residual sugar).  A fantastic long and aromatic finish. 

pH: 3.41
Total Acidity: 6 g/L tartaric acid
Volatile Acidity: 0.36 g/L acetic acid

Specifications
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Alvarinho
Age of vines
20 years
Soil type
alluvial gravel & sand
Vinification
Grapes are smooth pressed before fermentation in stainless steel temperature-controlled tanks. Selected yeasts are added. Aged on the lees 3-4 months; no oak.
Pairings

Fish and seafood, as well as salads, fruit & white meats.

Reviews and News

2017 Reguengo de Melgaco Alvarinho Vinho Verde - ***** - Captain Cork

2017 Reguengo de Melgaco Alvarinho Vinho Verde - ***** - Captain Cork

captain cook logo"First, enormously dense Riesling nose, as if that were a Mosel wine. Gorgeous! I smell yellow apple and lime. Then Pears and Bananas are added and it becomes clear: this is not a Moselaner. I take a sip and am being amazed. What a balanced, full-bodied, extracted and rich wine. I taste Banana, again Yellow Apple, the flesh of the Dragon-fruit, fresh green herbs and cool minerality. In the finish again a lot of freshness and the delicate bitterness of the dried Lemon peel. Noble and full of Alvarinho character - That's it !"

- Captain Cork, Alles Über Wein (October 2018), ***** (5 Stars)

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2016 Reguengo de Melgaco Alvarinho Vinho Verde - 93 PTS - W&S

2016 Reguengo de Melgaco Alvarinho Vinho Verde - 93 PTS - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"This starts off as varietally correct alvarinho—a selection from vines averaging 20 years old, grown on gravelly granitic sands. It keeps getting better over the course of a day, its pale pink grapefruit and buttery peach flavors turning racy, then gracious, an earthy Atlantic wine that’s not particularly powerful, but has flavor depth."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (Year's Best Vinho Verdes, August 2018), 93 pts

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2015 Reguengo de Melgaco Alvarinho Vinho Verde - GOLD MEDAL - CWSA

2015 Reguengo de Melgaco Alvarinho Vinho Verde - GOLD MEDAL - CWSA

cwsa 2016 gold award

GOLD MEDAL at the CWSA (China Wine & Spirits Awards 2016)

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2015 Reguengo de Melgaco Alvarinho Vinho Verde - 93 PTS - W&S

2015 Reguengo de Melgaco Alvarinho Vinho Verde - 93 PTS - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"This vineyard surrounds a 16th-century manor house, restored as a small hotel at the turn of the 21st century. The 18.5 acres of vines, alvarinho in light granite soils, were planted in 1997. They produced a sexy 2015, as brisk as a young Chablis (reductive in the best sense), with the languid rhythm of the waves on a summer beach, cresting to stone and lemon, then broadening out to Mandarin orange zest, the undulating wave repeated with each sip, then echoed in each breath, as it would be echoed by the meatiness of grilled octopus."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (Year's Best Portugal Whites, August 2017), 93 pts

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2015 Reguengo de Melgaco Alvarinho Vinho Verde - 90 PTS - WA

2015 Reguengo de Melgaco Alvarinho Vinho Verde - 90 PTS - WA

wa90"The 2015 Alvarinho is dry and comes in at 13% alcohol. This is nicely structured, but it is most impressive for its expressive fruit. Ripe and delicious, with a solid mid-palate and crispness on the edges, this is a beautifully crafted Alvarinho. It should hold for several years, but it is hard to resist now. - Mark Squires"
- eRobertParker (Issue #225, June 2016), 90 pts

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Reguengo de Melgaço means ‘land of the royalty’. The estate was built by Queen Leonor & belonged to the Portuguese Royal Family in the 16th century. The Melgaço population was ...
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