2015 Aphros "Ten" Loureiro Vinho Verde SKU #1309116


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Tasting Notes

Aphros wines are all produced from certified biodynamic grapes, in an area where farming this way, due to the humid climate, is not easy. Proprietor Vasco Croft is commited to biodynamics and all of the Aphros wines are beautiful expressions of the terroir in the Lima sub-zone of Vinho Verde. "Ten" here refers to the very low 10% ABV. Produced from Loureiro grapes which are picked earlier than usual, the wine is incredibly bright, with lip smacking acidity and yet a balanced overall expression due to the very small amount of residual sugar. And, with a tiny amount of bottle age for this 2013, the wine has put on a bit of weight, with surprisingly rich, rounded fruit given the bright, punchy lemon-lime flavor profile. Delicious! (Joe Manekin, K&L Portuguese & Spanish wine buyer)


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