Vinho Verde, Portugal
AB Valley is the new micro-negociant project of Antonio Sousa, wine-maker extraordinaire, and Bernardo Lencastre, a passionate wine-grower with business acumen. Antonio’s talents are in such demand, he has had a hand in 10% of Vinho Verde production. While used to producing high quality in volume, here he gets to focus on his own wine on a smaller scale. The sub-region of Amarante is protected from direct Atlantic influence, and benefits from higher altitude. It has a greater diurnal temperature range than other areas, and favors later ripening. The results have been scored over 90 points in Decanter and elsewhere.