Cas’Amaro, ‘Bustello’ Loureiro/ Arinto Vinho Verde 2023

A blend of Loureiro and Arinto, this Vinho Verde bursts with citrus peel, green apple and grapefruit, with a delicate floral note to the nose and long, refreshing finish.

£17.49

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Vinho Verde is just as commonly a blend a of indigenous Portuguese grapes as it is a single varietal wine and here we have one such example of harmony. The wine is a pale lemon colour, with the intense citrus fruit notes of Arinto and the delicious, floral aromas of Loureiro. Yields are kept tightly in-check for the latter variety (which can have a tendency to over-crop, producing dilute wines of little character and substance) and the finished wine is alive with lemon, apple, greengage and orange blossom. The tell-tale spritz of CO2 only adds to the eminent drinkability and superb freshness of the wine.

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