WTN: Portal Da Aguia Vinco Branco 2005

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WTN: Portal Da Aguia Vinco Branco 2005

Postby Bruce Hayes » Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:18 pm

From Quinta Da Alorna. Ribatejo, Portugal.

A blend of Arinto and Feranao Pires.

Very light yellow, bordering on clear.

Spicy and tangerine fruit on the nose.

Loads of citrus fruit, tangerine, lemon, lime, orange, graprefruit peel, spicy, peppery, crisp acidity, a real lemon bite, a touch of honey.

Refreshing and delicious. Perfect for (yet another) hot Ontario evening.

A long tangy finish, with grapefruit and lime.

Excellent QPR at $11.95 Canadian.
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Re: WTN: Portal Da Aguia Vinco Branco 2005

Postby Paul B. » Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:51 pm

Bruce, that sounds like one amazingly aromatic and superbly sumptuous white. Any thoughts on what the residual sugar might have been?

It's a wonder why I buy so few Portuguese table wines. I can't offer an explanation for it ... they are easily found at Vintages, many are made with indigenous varieties and I even taught myself the language many moons ago. For whatever reason, I just haven't been into them. Thanks for the note - hopefully I will get back into the genre.
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Re: WTN: Portal Da Aguia Vinco Branco 2005

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:32 am

Quite a nice white there Bruce!! I am looking at Spain and Portugal for some nice aromatic whites even though I have 7 cases of mixed whites in the cellar. Woooooooooooo!!
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