35% Antao Vaz, 35% Roupeiro and 30% Perrum from Alentejo, Portugal.
SRP of $10 and available for as low as $8. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
"From regional grape varieties, Roupeiro (35%), Antao Vaz (35%) and Perrum (30%), we produced this fresh and aromatic wine, with a well balanced fruity palate, and a clean acid finish.
It's finally begun to warm up a bit in my neck of the woods, or at least enough to give me hope that summer may actually occur this year, so my thoughts have begun to turn to warm weather and sun. And with summer comes white wine that is perfect for the patio on a hot day. So while we may still be a ways away from that reality, it's never too early to begin planning for the dog days of summer. And today's wine from Portugal is one you'll definitely want to consider for your patio sipping enjoyment.
The 2011 Esporao Monte Velho White begins with a fresh and fruity aroma of apple, pear, white peach and a little citrus zest. Tasting the wine reveals one nice summertime sipper. It's fresh, fruity and easy to drink with crisp acidity and a nice spicy mineral streak to add interest. It ends with lots of citrus soaked mineral notes that last a surprisingly long time. A summertime slam dunk!
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Overall Rating: 8.3
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