Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:When I saw this Vinho Verde on the shelf downtown about 3 months ago, I thought rather pricey ($22) and a very old fashioned style label that needed jazzing up. However local winebar was offering today so had a glass with some sauteed scallops fines herbes. Very nice match indeed.
WTN: `07 Alvarinho Deu la Deu Vinho Verde Branco, Adega Cooperativo de Moncao.
Pale yellow gold, mineral nose with a hint of sulphur (new bottle opened). Otherwise aromatic/pear/apple.
Light to medium bodied, crisp, citrus edge to the finish. Also pear and some peach, dry-ish, no spritz. Very refreshing, not bad for a 3 yr old VV. Could not want for a better white! Me biased...nagh.
Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:WTN: `06 Companhia das Quintas Fronteira, Douro.
Checking out a few websites, C das Q seems to control about 9 different wineries in various northern Portugal locations including Douro and Estremadeira. Perhaps someone here has more info?
$27 Cdn, 14% alc, good natural cork. Opened/not decanted for one hour, blend of usual suspects...T. Nacional, T. Franca and T. Roriz.
Color. Very dark ruby, reddish hints on rim. Nearly opaque in the centre.
Nose. Very aromatic, spice, black fruits. Nothing evolves over the evening but oak seems quite prevalent.
Palate. Initial entry thoughts..dry, tannic, oak still obvious, pepper. Black fruits, good acidity, needs food and time for sure. Old world style here, full-bodied, earthy tones as it opens.
Not much change overnight, brief hint of sweetness shows up. Really not sure about this one?
Kyrstyn Kralovec wrote:I picked up a bottle of Herdade do EspoaoAlandra Vinho de Mesa Branco, Alentejo from the "2 for $20" bin at my local wine shop the other night. The grape varieties are not listed on the bottle, nor is the year. I searched the internet for info and didn't come up with much more. I did see that they tend to sell this stuff in boxes in some places in the UK.
Anyway, I thought this was a nice little wine, highly acidic with some floral notes backing up the overwhelmingly citrus profile. 12.5% abv.
Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:As usual one has to ask what was the original 100 selection? Who made the selection etc?
Some very good wines above, not too many that "international"!
Minus 25 too/still.
Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:Sorry Tim, should have said "not at all international".!!!
Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:I expected something a bit more new worldish, but this leans more towards the old.
Thank goodness for that Joe! Any thoughts on the `03 Crasto note that I just posted Joe?
Quinta do Vale Meão - Douro Q do V Meão 2007