Afectus Alvarinho 2016
Most albarinos we see are from Spain's Rias Baixas region, but this is from across the border in Minho, where the variety is known as alvarinho - different spelling, same pronunciation. Delicate floral scents, notes of ripe fruits and tropical fruits. Full-bodied on the palate, with great structure and complexity. The estate Quinta de Curvos has history going back more than four centuries with many legends and estórias (to use the old Portuguese word for "stories") that date to its founding, many of them told through the diverse surroundings, from the old manor house to the caves, and when passing by the lake, the gardens and the vineyards. Production of vinho verde is the main operation at Quinta de Curvos, requiring significant investment in modern equipment over time in order to take advantage of the range of grape varieties grown there and, thus, to be able to ensure wine quality.