+27 21 448 4105

Super value Mendes Vinho Verde – JR Wine of the Week

'This wine is a particular bargain as it's got so much more flavour than the average Vinho Verde... As it opens in the glass, there’s a complex but very pure varietal aroma that is lemony, a touch floral and wonderfully fresh. Manages to be both light on its feet and yet intense.' – Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com.

The Muros Antigos Escolha 2016 was Wine of the Week in November on JancisRobinson.com and we urge you to include this super value Vinho Verde in your summer drinking mix. Its fresh acidity, abundance of fruit and low alcohol makes it the king of seafood wines.

 

Anselmo Mendes Muros Antigos Escolha

 

‘Here, there is no real talk of sweetness or fizz... He is just making white wine. The wines range from great values to seriously fascinating stuff that will change your view of the region,’ says Mark Squires of the Wine Advocate. ‘They are all intellectually interesting as well as quite tasty.’

Vinho Verde is made from a number of local varieties but Mendes focuses on Alvarinho in the Minho Valley and Loureiro in the Lima Valley. Loureiro is known for its bright peach notes and fragrance while Alvarinho is similar with perhaps more richness and limy character.

We offer the full range from Anselmo Mendes which includes the excellent skin-contact Contacto Alvarinho 2016, the more serious Muros Antigos Alvarinho 2016 and the two flagship, oak-matured cuvées – the Muros de Melgaço 2016 and the Curtimenta 2014. These classy wines will age happily for 5 – 10 years as Mendes focuses on lower yields and older vines.

Delivered swiftly all around SA, we're including free delivery on our first offer of 2018!

 

Anselmo Mendes

 

View the wines

Wine Cellar offers the greatest wine region in the world en-primeur (as futures). 2015 will be our 15th Bordeaux campaign and will be offered from April 2016 onwards for delivery in 2018.
We update our blog daily with the latest news, videos, tasting reports, recipes and more. It's also a great place to learn about fine wine.
Wine Cellar imports fine wine from Europe, offers antipodean wines, fine local wines as well as brokers your fine wine. We also focus on selling wines en-primeur (as futures) from Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhône.
We offer tastings in Johannesburg and Cape Town; from comparative tastings for private and corporate groups to tastings of our latest imports for the public. We also offer luxury dinners paired with rare wines.
Professional cellaring of single bottles for private clients through to pallet loads for trade clients. Wines are stored at 14 degrees in our secure underground cellars in Observatory, Cape Town.
Become a Wine Cellar newsletter subscriber and be the first to hear about our latest deals and discoveries. Newsletters are sent weekly/fortnightly.

Advanced Region Filter

All prices include VAT.