Vinho Verde Anjos de Quinta da Lixa
£14.49

Vintage: 2015

Country: Portugal

Region: Minho

Appellation : Vinho Verde

Grape: 40% Arinto , 30% Trajadura, 30% Loueiro

Alcohol : 10.5%

Closure: Cork

Producer: The Meireles family were vineyard owners in the small town of Lixa, who in 1986 set up a winery producing Vinho Verde. Six years later, they were able to buy the ten-hectare Quinta da Lixa vineyard, which now gives the company its name, and in 1994 invested in a new, larger winery. The family now own vines in six different Quintas, with forty-two hectares in total.

Vineyard: This particular Vinho Verde comes from the Quinta de Sanguinhedo vineyard, with fifteen-year-old vines planted on granite soil. The grapes were harvested by hand in mid-September.

Winery: After a gentle pressing the juice was cool-fermented at 12-14ºC in stainless steel tanks before racking and bottling.

Taste : A fine modern Vinho Verde, with aromas of apple and grapefruit alongside herbal notes. The palate is medium-bodied and refreshing, with the classic touch of spritz.