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Vinho Verde "Biotite", António Lopes Ribeiro - 2016

Item # 25079 750mL
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Tasting Notes

Biotite redefines your understanding of Vinho Verde in a shocking fashion. This is refreshingly crisp with a vibrant, fruit-driven palate yet laced with minerals that come from the schistous slopes of the vineyard site. Fermented with native yeasts, a practice that, in the best of hands, results in great character. Fresh and lively and ready to please any palate.

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