The Duoro Valley in central Portugual is a region famous for rich, tannic, wines – mostly red, and mostly fortified.
So it may seem surprising that this same region is now producing remarkable crisp-edged whites from its obscure native
grape varieties. This is a lively blend of Viosinho, Malvasia Fina, Gouveio, Códega, and Arinto all manually picked from
the higher reaches and plateaus of the Duoro. The harvest was de-stemmed, softly crushed and fermented in temperaturecontrolled
steel tanks to preserve the aromas, fruit and fresh acidity. Each variety and vineyard was fermented and kept
separately until a final blend was prepared. Bright lemon in color, this wine has an intense bouquet, with a prevalence
of white fruits (melon and pear), fresh vegetable notes of green shrubs and some mineral notes. Its palate shows great
harmony and a fine body, with fruity and mineral flavors again in evidence. Enjoy this versatile white with salads,
grilled vegetables or shellfish.