Semente Alvarinho, Vinho Verde
Intense aromas on the nose of citrus fruits, nectarines, and honeysuckle. The palate is vibrant, showing a refreshing acidity with ripe flavours of fleshy white peach, lime, and a subtle saline note on the finish. This wine undergoes skin maceration for 24 hours for 40% of the lot which gives an excellent, rich texture to the body. The vineyards are based in the hot Amarante sub region, which is located at higher altitude than the coastline of the Minho region.
Ideal with white fish, seafood paella, grilled fish tacos, calamari, and feta-based salads.
AB Valley Wines was formed in 2016 by renowned winemaker Antonio Sousa and Bernardo Lencastre. Their idea was to make wines which showcase the indigenous grape varieties of the region with the terroir of Vinhos Verde`s sub region of Amarante. The terroir is ideal for grape growing; Amarante is protected from the influence of the Atlantic and has a high average altitude, higher temperatures than the regional average and the hottest summers overall. The Minho is a verdant green coastal region, often shrouded in mist, where the grey granite soils support a wide variety of fruits and vegetables and various localised grape varieties.