Wines & Winemakers by Saven is made up of a conglomerate of winemakers that specialize in certain regions of Portugal. Head wine maker, Anselmo Mendes, specializes in whites from the northeastern region of Portugal called Vinho Verde. Enjoy the delicious Clemen Vinho Verde from Quinta Das Touquinheiras it will make you understand what great Portuguese white wines are all about.
CLEMEN RESERVA ALVARINHO & TRAJADURA - (Wines and Winemakers by Saven – Quintas De Touqinheuras - Vinho Verde, Portugal)
Available Vintages: 2011
89 Points – The Wine Advocate/ eRobertParker.com (2009 Vintage)
92 Points – BEST BUY Wine & Spirits Magazine Top 100 Wines of 2010 (2009 Vintage)
92 Points – Gold Medal “Exceptional” – 2009 World Wine Championships Beverage Testing Institute – Tastings.com (2008 Vintage)
88 Points – The Wine Advocate/eRobertParker.com (2008 Vintage)
90 Points – Gold Medal “Exceptional” -Beverage Testing Institute – Tastings.com (PV)
88 Points – Wine Enthusiast (PV)
87 Points – Wine Spectator (PV)
Commended Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards 2008 (PV)
BLEND / COLOR: 50% Trajadura / 50% Alvarinho, White / Starbright gold
PALATE/BOUQUET: Bright acidity with notes of citrus and a hint of mineral. Vibrant and clean fresh fruit such as peaches, nectarines and other stone fruits. Pair grilled fish, seafood, and white meat.
10.60 g/L Res. Sugar
12.00%% Alcohol by Vol.
REGION NOTES: The most utmost of care is taken in both the vineyard and the winery. All grapes are 100% hand-harvested to ensure quality of fruit, followed by gentle pneumatic pressing and extended maceration at controlled temperatures. The high quality of the grapes, combined with the skill of winemaker, Anselmo Mendes (one of Portugal´s top oenologists), creates wine of true character, passion, purity and integrity.