Alvarinho / Avesso – Vinho Verde DOC 2017
Sapateiro - Alvarinho / Avesso – Vinho Verde DOC 2017 (89 tsomw points)
Only 2.917 bottles made.
A little history
Out of passion, a shoe businessman decided to plant a small parcel of vines on his farm. People came to shop for shoes but they leave the store with a bottle of “Sapateiro’s Wine.” It started to be spreaded around … and before he noticed, he got famous for his wine instead of his shoes.
Sapateiro Wines are in-house productions, from their family’s 35.000 m2 vineyard, located in Marco de Canaveses. To ensure the highest-quality possible, they carefully picked and select the grapes theirselves.
To keep the spirit of adventure, every year they attempt to make slightly different wines then the previous year, without compromising the current range. Finally, to increase authenticity and wine experience they add a unique number on each bottle and a short message (in the Portuguese language) on every cork. So, if you are enjoying Sapateiro, don’t forget to take a look at the cork.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a bright golden yellow color.
On the nose refreshing aromas of peach, lemon and pineapple with nice minerality.
On the palate dry, very concentrated and medium-bodied with very nice freshness and acidity showing flavours of stone fruit and lemony minerality. Nice long and refreshing aftertaste.