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Monday, December 17, 2012

douRosa Douro White Wine 2011 - The Douro Delivers Much More Than Port

douRosa Douro White Wine 2011 - The Douro Delivers Much More Than Port
Domo Arigato Codega and Rabigato

A blend of primarily 50% Codega and 20% Rabigato from Douro, Portugal.

SRP of $16 and available for as low as $14. Sample submitted for review.

From the bottle:
"The wine comes from vines grown on granitic soils, 600m above the Douro Valley giving the wine a freshness and vibrancy but at the same time concentration and complexity.

13.0% Alcohol"
Today's wine comes from the Douro wine region in Portugal, tastes great and is made by a winemaker known for making excellent Port. The only thing is, it's not Port. Believe it or not just as much great table wine is produced in the Douro as Port, but it's not often that we get to sample it. I would make it a point to change that. Today's wine is just one of many from this region that we will be sampling in the coming months.

The 2011 Quinta De La Rosa douRosa Douro White Wine begins with a very nice aroma of lime, grapefruit, apricot and honeysuckle. The wine tastes crisp and fresh with a lively, spicy texture that makes it quite fun to drink. The primary flavors are apricot, citrus and honey plus some really delicious tropical fruit. A great choice to pair with seafood or chicken.

See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

Taste Rating: 8              Cost Rating: 6
Overall Rating: 7.5


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