Variety: Roupeiro, Rabo de Ovelha, Antao Vaz, Tamarez, Alicante Branco, Arinto
Cost: $22 (SRP)
Winemaker’s Notes: Pale lemon colour with an intense aroma of citrus and refreshing mineral edge. The mouthfeel has volume that builds in the mid-palate, ending with an impressive freshness and a persistent fruit aroma on the finish.
My Review: Just going to go ahead and make sure I’m not burying the lede and just say that I really liked this wine. Wanted to get that out of the way before talking more about the wine. Ok.
In the glass the wine was a light straw yellow colour, while on the nose I picked up aromas of apple, tropical fruit, and spice. On the palate the wine was refreshing, showing tart citrus notes and a touch of mineral, with a nice light mouthfeel.
My wife and I paired the wine with pork chops and potatoes, and it was a great pairing – definitely one I would recommend if you’re sipping on this wine.
As I said at the start, I really liked this wine, and while none of them were disappointing, of the four, it was the one that most stood out for me and was maybe the best value (even as the most “expensive” wine).
Editor’s Note: I received this wine as a free sample for review.