Vale do Homem, Vinho Verde 2023


A glass of Portuguese sunshine, this is an authentic, charming and amiably direct wine with generous flavours of citrus fruits highlighted by floral notes and a zingy, mouthwatering acidity that will make you keep coming back for more!

It easily sits in the category of the wines that we feel is a real find from amongst the overlooked sections of the many wine lists we peruse, and we are very chuffed to have found it for you! 

Plus it's only 11% alcohol!

Bottled very quickly after fermentation finishes, there is a light spritz at first opening that yields to vibrant fruit and a an engaging palate set up perfectly for food.

Grown in vineyards in the northern region of Vinho Verde at the border of Portugal and Spain, this is reminiscent of some wines made from Albariño, just over the way into Galicia, but without using that grape at all! That's the proof (if it were needed) of the importance of location, soil and climate. It's similar to the north of Spain, of course, and many of the winemaking traditions have been shared between the countries for centuries. It's a family winery with father (Nuno) and son (Antonio) in charge of the vineyards and harvest with Grandmother (Nuno's mum) running the winery's restaurant kitchen... the winery has been run for many years by Ana, who isn't officially part of the family, but who really, practically, is.

Made in stainless steel vats, the wine is kept a low temperatures to retain aromatic flavours and is then bottled immediately after the fermentation has finished so that the carbon dioxide produced by the ferment can be captured in the wine, where it dissolves until the wine is opened. Gorgeous!

Region: Vinho Verde

Country: Portugal

Grape(s): Loureiro, Arinto

Style: Vibrant, Light, Fresh, Engaging, Elegant, Crisp, Bright

Best food matches: Tuna, Tapas, Sushi, Shellfish, Seafood, Scallops, Salads, Poultry, Pasta, Oysters, Hard Cheeses, Charcuterie, Asparagus, Aperitif

Alcohol: 11%

Why buy from us?

When you buy wine from The Allotment Wine Co. you're helping a small Irish company that in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers who grow the grapes and make amazing wines. We only work with partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.

Delivery & Returns

You'll get free delivery when you buy 12 x 75cl bottles of wine online from The Allotment, saving you €7.99.

We charge €7.99 per delivery for quantities less than that.

Our hours for processing orders are between 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday.

We pack your online wine order along the following timelines:

Wine orders for delivery in Dublin, received before 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected the next working day.

Wine orders for nationwide delivery, received by 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected two working days later.

Customer reviews

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Patrick H.
Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.