Wine Advocate gives 93 points to sparkling Vértice Gouveio 2007
For the first time, Mark Squires, American critic and official taster by publication eRobert Parker/Wine Advocate, 93 points awarded to a Portuguese sparkling wine, the Vértice Gouveio 2007 from Caves Transmontanas.
According to Mark Squires, it is a "sparkling for geeks, those who like more mature Champagne." Far from being simple and light, this sparkling wine comes alive to the first contact, "is like walking through a garden guarded by a pit bull, it is He who send," can be read in the official tasting notes.
It was in Alijó, in the high lands of the Douro, which Vertex found the ideal conditions for the production of sparkling wine, combining the characteristics of the terroir and the grape varieties of the region to Champagne classic production methods. The Vértice Gouveio 2007 is prepared with the classical method, from a selection of grapes from Gouveio variety, planted in fresh and upper slopes of Cima Corgo, sub-region of Douro. A sparkling that says the producer, due to the time of its complexity, going through a stage in bottle during 60 months.