Portugal

Luis Pato Vinhas Velhas Branco, 2020

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Tropical and balanced white from one of Portugal's leading producers

This has a profile that leans towards the tropical. On the nose aromas of green apple, lemon and orange. Complex flavours of peach, melon, grapefruit and sour quince on the palate all balanced with good acidity. Medium-bodied with a waxy, dry texture and a long mineral finish.

  • Blend of Bical 50%, Cerceal 25% and Sercialinho 25%
  • Similarity in profile to aged Rieslings

Food Pairing: Mediterranean grilled vegetables, steamed mussels or a paella with white meat

Cellaring: 2022 to 2026

 

STORY BEHIND THIS WINE

The innovative and well regarded Portuguese winemaker Luis Pato is credited with almost single-handedly putting the Bairrada region on the wine map. Dedicated to expressing the best that this region has to offer, his portfolio has a broad range of still and sparkling wines. The majority of these are made up of some of Portugal’s many indigenous grape varieties. This Branco is made from a blend of Bical, Cerceal and Sercialinho varieties. While not well known on these shores, they are well-regarded and give this wine a distinctive profile as well as an edge over similar wines in the same price bracket.

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