Anselmo Mendes
Portugal, Douro

Anselmo Mendes was born in the middle of the white wine growing area of Portugal and has the business running in his veins.  He began production of his own wines in 1998, using traditional techniques of neutral oak barrels and skin contact for white grapes to produce amazingly textural wines.  The Alvarinho, “Contacto” represents the extent to which this seemingly simple grape can be taken in pursuit of quality and pleasure.