Origin; Paco da Palmeira, Vinho Verde, Minho, Portugal
Taste guide: Slightly dry, smooth, full bodied but well rounded with hints of apple and peach with aftertone of papaya, slightly acidic, part-oaked.
75cl - 13% - Traditional Cork Opening
We've managed to find a very rare Portuguese speciality, made from the unique Loureiro grape.
This vintage in particular not only rates as the top vintage for this wine since 2009, but it sits in the top 2% of all wines in the world! (source: vivino.com)
Before you even get to open the bottle you will be impressed with how beautiful the 'hourglass' the bottle is, including intricate glass detailing and a pretty label adorning the middle.
Once opened, (please open with time to breathe) you will notice the wine is a lovely light gold in colour with a nose of enticing ripe fruit and minerals. Full bodied palate brings apple and peach including hints of pineapple and/or apple! Quite acidic on the finish but the fruit flavours along with papaya stay with you. Perfect blend of Chardonnay meets Pinot Grigio, where the flavours are left bouncing in your mouth after every sip. As mentioned above this wine needs to breathe for at least half an hour after being in the fridge for at least 3 hours!
This wine makes it the perfect accompaniment to apetizers and/or grilled fish and seafood.
Sold at £12 when it was available in the UK and noted at €32 in one Portugese restaurant! Binendwines' price is just £8.50