Super-impressed by this new Vinho Verde, made by Pedro Barbosa, viticulturist at Douro superstar property Vale Meao. Vinho Verde is often a bit spritzy, overcropped and over-acidic, but this is a good one, made from the Loureiro grape variety.
Clip Loureiro 2012 DO Monte de Vaia, Vinho Verde, Portugal
11% alcohol. Bright, fresh citrus nose with a hint of honeysuckle. The palate is fresh and focused with a bit of pithiness, lively lemon and grapefruit notes and some peachy richness. Long, dry, mineral finish. Stylish. 90/100 (UK agent Indigo Wine; Bottle Apostle have it for £11.80)