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Quinta do Ameal "Escolha" Vinho Regional Minho '17

Vinho Verde

Quinta do Ameal "Escolha" Vinho Regional Minho '17

Potential realized.

That should be the mantra of Quinta do Ameal.

Pedro Araújo has worked tirelessly for over 20 years proving to the wine world that world-class white wine can be made in Vinho Verde.

A specialist of the Loureiro varietal, documents going back to before 1710 show the importance of the vineyard to the nearby convent of Refóios de Lima. Ameal owns 12 ha of vines planted into the classic granite soil of the region, all organically farmed.

Ameal produces a trio of white wines. “Escolha” is the top white wine of the estate. Produced entirely of Loureiro from two different parcels on the Ameal estate, it is the only white wine to be barrel fermented. Ameal employs old oak barrels for the fermentation, and the wine is kept in those barrels for six months with some lees stirring during that period.

This is now the 5th vintage of Ameal “Escolha” that we have worked with at Perman Wine. We have also had the pleasure of tasting older bottles, with over a decade of bottle age. While we want you to enjoy some bottles now, every person that loves this wine should buy at least 12 bottles to drink over the course of several years.

The 2017 is spectacular. Beautiful aromas of stone fruit and citrus peel. The wine has an amazing texture, that just glides across the palate, and finishes with well-framed acidity. The underlying minerality will continue to express itself as it rests in bottle.

Drink it now with conservas such as sardines or tuna, or age it and enjoy with roasted pork loin.




Producer Quinta do Ameal
Vintage 2017
Format 750ml
Grape Variety Loureiro


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Vinho Verde, Portugal


For several years, Perman Wine Selections has been championing the magnificent work that Pedro Araujo, owner of Quinta do Ameal, has been undertaking with the indigenous Loureiro grape in the Vinho Verde region of northwestern Portugal.

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