Wine of the Day, No. 510


This post is by Fredric Koeppel from Bigger Than Your Head


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Looking for something different in a white wine? Of course you are! Especially when it’s cheap and contains grapes you never heard of! The wine is the Herdade do Esporão Monte Velho 2017, from Portugal’s vast Alentejano region that covers most of the central and southern portion of the country. The wine is a blend of 40 percent antão vaz grapes, 40 percent roupeiro and 20 percent perrum, made all in stainless steel. The color is pure medium gold; arresting aromas of ginger and quince, pear, cloves and allspice unfurl notes of hay and heather and billows of meadow flowers; chiming acidity cuts a swath on the palate, making for a lively, engaging texture; the wine is quite dry though flavorful with touches of roasted lemon and stone-fruit; from mid-point back through the finish, it becomes increasingly saline and savory, couched in limestone minerality. 14.5 percent alcohol. Not particularly …

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Wine of the Day, No. 510


This post is by Fredric Koeppel from Bigger Than Your Head


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Looking for something different in a white wine? Of course you are! Especially when it’s cheap and contains grapes you never heard of! The wine is the Herdade do Esporão Monte Velho 2017, from Portugal’s vast Alentejano region that covers most of the central and southern portion of the country. The wine is a blend of 40 percent antão vaz grapes, 40 percent roupeiro and 20 percent perrum, made all in stainless steel. The color is pure medium gold; arresting aromas of ginger and quince, pear, cloves and allspice unfurl notes of hay and heather and billows of meadow flowers; chiming acidity cuts a swath on the palate, making for a lively, engaging texture; the wine is quite dry though flavorful with touches of roasted lemon and stone-fruit; from mid-point back through the finish, it becomes increasingly saline and savory, couched in limestone minerality. 14.5 percent alcohol. Not particularly …

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