Quinta do Feital 2005 "Auratus" Alvarinho - Trajadura Vinho Regional Minho ($14.00)
Watery pale, but glints of gold. Peach and mango aromas, pleasant but not overbearing. Medium-bodied, textured; mouth-filling fruit creates a first impression of sweetness, but it finishes dry and tart. Good aperitif and food wine, light and balanced at a claimed 12% alcohol. US Importer: Vieux Vins Inc., Vineburg, Calif. (Oct 27, 2006)

FOOD MATCH: Its rather full body and texture helped it stand up nicely to an at-home replication of a Tuscan seafood dish I enjoyed recently in Siena, roast monkfish wrapped in pancetta with sage.

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