Obrigado Vinhos Portugal is a New York-based importer 100% focused on Portuguese wines. The meaning of Obrigado is “thank you” in Portuguese. Founded in 2010, the company's sole original mission was to import just one wine: Vera Vinho Verde. Because of the growing demand for Portuguese wines in the US, today Obrigado represents many Portuguese wine families. All the wines imported by Obrigado have three things in common: quality, authenticity and value. Obrigado aims to continue building a quality collection of wines that honors the places, grapes and people of Portugal...and to vividly express this reality in the US.
Nortico Alvarinho is a superb example of the Alvarinho grape hallmarks: fresh citrus, peach and tropical fruit aromas paired with clean, juicy fruit and vibrant minerality. Nortico is produced on the south bank of the Minho River in plots so small they are called "Jardins", gardens in Portuguese. Soils here are granite and shiest and although it rains a lot (2,000 ml annually) the inland area is a little warmer than the coastal plantings allowing for a perfect maturation.
Creamy citrus oil, lime and yellow apple notes are nicely spiced and detailed with saline mineral and floral underpinnings through the long finish.