Gomariz - (Portugal)
In the wine region of Vinho Verde, António Sousa has no equal. The winemaker of Quinta de Gomariz makes his wines in the classic way where a fine point of carbon dioxide gives his Vinho Verde's just that little bit more liveliness and tension. His track record is simply impressive. At the last annual election of the very best Vinho Verde's of that year, organized by the Vinho Verde winegrowing committee, he managed to win no less than 5 of the 13 gold medals after a blind tasting! (And this on an entry from 250 different winegrowers) Whoever speaks about Vinho Verde cannot ignore his person. The winery is located in the Vale do Ave, the heart of the Vinho Verde. The area is delineated by 2 large natural barriers. In the East, the Mountains and in the West, the Atlantic Ocean. In the North and South, 2 rivers determine the border, the Douro and the Minho. Hence the commonly used term “Entre-Douro-e-Minho”. Vinho Verde is not the name of the white wine itself, but it is indeed a designation of origin. In other words, there is also red and even rosé Vinho Verde.