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Ramos Almeirim Vinho Verde, Loureiro

RAMO010
This is a great example of how a more traditional wine can be brought more up to date. Lively, funky and fresh.
Type:
Vintage:
2018
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
1
Style:
Dry
ABV:
12%
Region:
Country:
Portugal
Body:
Soft, fruity and aromatic
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
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£8.99
 

João Portugal Ramos

João Portugal Ramos is Portugal’s most famous winemaker. Before he began making his own wines, he was a pioneering wine consultant widely considered Portugal’s Pierro Antinori or Emile Peynaud (The New York Times). In the decades that Ramos has consulted, he almost single-handedly opened Portuguese winemaking to the benefits of modern technologies with an emphasis on low yields, occasional oak aging, and the preservation of a grape’s natural fruit flavours. In 1990, he decided it was time to start creating his own wine and he began planting vineyards in Alentejo around his new winery, Vila Santa. J. Portugal Ramos’s 1250 acres of vineyard are located near the ancient marble-filled town of Estremoz in Alentejo. The schist and limestone-clay soil, combined with the region’s Continental climate, create ideal conditions for growing grapes. Ramos’s wines quickly met critical acclaim, and he expanded his vineyards to select locations in Tejo, Beiras and the Douro.

Tasting Notes

Fresh and elegant aroma, with citrus and floral notes combined with a pronounced minerality and long intense finish.

Food Matches

Delcious with pan fried hake with lemon and herb butter.

Press Comments

Wine Enthusiast, 2016: Placed 19th in the Top 100 Best Buys 2016.