Aphros 2021 Loureiro (Vinho Verde)
One lovely aspect of our Portuguese whites is that though they mostly play in the same field - lively, snappy, unoaked - they are as different from each other as night and day. Vasco and his genius cellar-master Miguel Viseu have always revealed the fragrant beauty of Loureiro, but it seems that each vintage takes it to greater heights of delicacy and finesse. The 2020 is a poem of floral charm and mineral, Riesling-like incisiveness.
Stainless Steel 100%
Aging Duration (months)
Yes, 40 g/L
Casa Nova + Valflores (meaning: New House / Flower Valley)
Notes from the Producer: 2021 was a very cold spring and summer. Harvest time brought heat and rain.The cold resulted in low yields making deeper, more concentrated grapes.