Anselmo Mendes Expressões is a wood-aged white wine made by Anselmo Mendes with the Albariño variety in Vinho Verde, in the Minho region (Portugal).
A sought-after advisor to Portugal’s best wineries, Anselmo Mendes is a viticulturist and oenologist who knows how to combine tradition and innovation better than anyone. At his family winery, in Monçao, he showcases the truest expression of the local grapes and produces wines that surprise both for their excellence and for the way they are made.
Anselmo Mendes Expressões comes from native vines planted in deep, mainly granite soils. They are cultivated using traditional agriculture, the harvest is carried out manually when the grapes reach optimum ripeness and they are immediately taken to the winery in 20 kg boxes.
When they reach the winery, the Anselmo Mendes Expressões grapes are destemmed and gently pressed, then fermentation begins in used 400-litre French oak barrels for 9 months on lees with periodic batonnage.
Made by one of the world’s leading producers in Vinho Verde, Anselmo Mendes Expressões is an Albariño that really emphasises the terroir. A combination of elegance and minerality.