Monday, August 10, 2009
air is a range of organic/biodynamic wines by Antonio Lopes Ribeiro of Casa de Mouraz (see post 28 July 2009) created for Natural Merchants, USA. This Vinho Verde is made from the laurel-scented Loureiro, the delicately aromatic Trajadura and the acidy Azal. The wine is vinified by vineyard parcel, rather than by variety, to ensure an authentic expression of the terroir. It's a bright, pale, straw-coloured wine with green and silver tints. Well-chilled it bursts with citrus aromas, especially grapefruit.
In the mouth, it's clean, dry, refreshing and surprisingly full and persistent. A thirst quenching aperitif in its own right, and thoroughly enjoyable with watermellon and chocolate biscuits.