This Week’s “Wine of The Week”, on sale for one week from Monday 29th February, is:
Wine of the week: Alvarinho Minho, Reguengo De Melgaco, 2014
Bottle price was £29.95 25% reduction to £22.46
125ml glass price was £6.30 25% reduction to £4.72
75ml glass price was £4.00 25% reduction to £3.00
25ml glass price was £1.90 25% reduction to £1.42
Reguengo de Melgaço is a historic property located in the village of Paderne. Commissioned by Queen Leonor in the 16th Century it was bought in the 1900’s by its current owners, who planted 9 hectares of vineyards across two different vineyard sites. They released their first vintage in 2001 quickly establishing themselves as a quality Alvarinho producer. This aromatic variety has been well known locally for centuries but it is only recently that Alvarinho is becoming more appreciated by consumers outside of Portugal. Alvarhino expresses its full potential in the Moncao subregion of Vinho Verde,showing aromatic complexity and a wonderful combination of fresh fruit and floral notes.
This Alvarinho has a light prickle of spritz and shows wonderful combinations of apple, melon and floral notes. It seems light at first but the flavours linger and it proves to be deceptively powerful.
At it’s best with our Manchego Croquetas, our Dorade or our Bench Chicken Salad.