Quinta do Ameal Loureiro
The style of wine is known a 'vinho verde', which translates to 'green wine', but it usually means they are styles best drunk young. This one smells and tastes like riesling and sav blanc met in a bar and had a one night stand. There are plenty of citrus, grassy and sight tropical characters on the nose and palate, which is lighter-bodied, crisp and frisky, with a dry, flinty finish that leaves the you refreshed. Perfect with seafood.
Biodynamics seems to be progressively adding a deeper, richer fragrant bay leaf character to the lemony precision of Pedro’s outstanding crunchy+textured Loureiro white. Vinhos Verdes are typically, light and gassy rather innocuous whites ... fine for slurping in a café in Porto, but not of interest as imports in competition with Aussie Riesling and Sauvignon. Ameal, however, is a very fine bio-dynamic single vineyard devoted to the lemony Loureiro variety, and is import-worthy indeed!