Contacto Alvarinho 2017
Contacto Alvarinho se obtiene de uvas que crecen en la subregión del Vinho Verde de Monção y Melgaço. Para la producción de este vino se seleccionaron viñedos muy cercanos al río de baja altitud y suelos profundos con alto contenido de guijarros. El resultado es un vino complejo y mineral muy interesante con un punto amargoso muy varietal.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
The 2017 Alvarinho Contacto comes in at 13% alcohol. Gorgeously balanced, bright, intense and expressive, this has tension on the finish and a focused feel. Showing a hint of lemon on the finish early on, it revels in its fine acidity as it airs out. If it was tight early on, it was far better some six hours later (recorked and in the fridge, of course). With air and a little more warmth, it seemed better balanced and transparent, very precise, but still intense. The juicy finish dribbled the fine fruit over the palate. This is not always the best expression of Alvarinho, but the combination of concentration and structure typically makes it a great bargain. As with everything Anselmo makes, this will age well, perhaps better than anticipated. This looks like a fine year for it. A high-quality workhorse for Mendes, there were 120,000 bottles produced. - Mark Squires.