Origin: Alentejo region, Portugal
Taste guide: Dry, crisp lemon and apple fruit flavours, tropical fruit notes on the finish, unpacked
75cl - 13% - cork closure
The golden plain of the Alentejo region, more associated with cork oaks, is now one of Portugal's fastest improving wine regions. Salpico white is a wine that embodies the essence of Alentejo.
Produced from uniquely Portuguese varietals - Antão Vaz (50%), Roupeiro (30%) and Arinto (20%) - by respected winemaker Luis Cabral de Almeida. The grapes were separately vinified in stainless steel vats, then carefully blended and bottled.
The resultant wine is golden yellow in colour and shows an aroma of citrus lemon and green apple, with floral notes from the Roupeiro. The palate is initially quite crisp with lemon fruit but in the mouth develops tropical notes of pineapple on the mid-palate. The finish is of good length.
Salpico White is perfect when served on its own or as an aperitif. It is an excellent accompaniment to various fish dishes, white meats and a variety of salads. Serve between 10ºC-12ºC.
Portuguese whites are a rarity on the High Street but are well worth trying, especially given our bargain price.
Sells elsewhere at up to £8.50 - Binendwines' price was £4.95 - now just £4.95 to clear the last few bottles.