Sunday, November 25, 2012

Niepoort "Docil" Loureiro, Vinho Verde 2011

Pale straw.

Fresh, ripe nose of peach, apricot and a hint of fresh herb.

Bright and minerally in the mouth - flavors of ripe apple, lemon zest and ripe peach - as odd as that amalgam might seem. Really acid-driven and yet has a textural sweetness too. This is killer action at a ridiculous price.

$14    Loureiro is an esoteric Portuguese white variety...