Portal Da Calcada 2015 (Portugal)

Name Portal Da Calcada 2015
Varietal Vinho Verde
Region Portugal
Notes "The 2015 Portal Da Calcada Reserva (Quinta Da Calcada) is an unoaked, equal blend of Alvarinho, Loureiro, Arinto, Azal and Trajadura. It is relatively dry (six grams per liter of residual sugar) and comes in at 11.5% alcohol... fully open and far more expressive now, seeming drier yet more intensely flavorful and also more persistent. It has pretty much gone where I thought it might. It is an overachiever and a super value that is showing great now." (Wine Advocate)

Additional Notes

"This lithe white is very fresh and juicy, with concentrated nectarine and Golden Delicious apple flavors. The minerally finish has accents of dried sage and pastry. Drink now through 2019. 15,000 cases made." (Wine Spectator) "Vines in the southern Amarante region of Vinho Verde give this wine its ripe melon and apple flavors. It is tangy, bright with ripe fruit and with a lightly mineral texture. Drink now." (Wine Enthusiast)



Scores Press* Points Other  
WA: 89 pts  
WS: 89 pts  
WE: 87 pts  
Other ABV% Body Oak Org/Bio/Sus
11.5 Light None

WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine
VIN = Vinous
DEC = Decanter