Alvarinho is best from the far north of Vinho Verde, which is the source for this wine. It gives a full, rich, very ripe wine that's rounded and packed with yellow fruits and a tight mineral and lemon juice character. The wine also has youth on its side and could age for several more years. Drink from 2014.
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