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A white wine bargain

Today we have a beautiful white wine from Tras os Montes, a historical province of Portugal located in the northeastern corner of the country. This rural region consists of vast plateaus, river valleys, mountains, and castles abound.

The winery, Quinta Valle de Passos, is run by a mother and daughter team, Lurdes Braz and Carla Correia. It is a reference point in the heart of Trás-os-Montes, specifically, Valpaços. The property consists of 50 hectares of cultivated vineyards, two hectares of which are old vines of 50 years or more. The vineyards extend over shale terrain with granitic intrusion between 200 and 600 meters of altitude.

 

Valle de Passos Tras os Montes Colheita Branco 2015
Shelf Price $15.99
Sale Price $13.97 

A beautifully crafted blend of indigenous grapes, Viosinho, Malvásia Fina, Códega de Larinho. Fermentation of which takes place in stainless steel vats, under controlled temperature, then the wine is left to sit for ten months in tank. A citrine yellow color, fresh and delicate aroma, with floral notes and fruits of white and tropical pulp. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh and enveloping acidity. This white displays a strong minerality character that finishes dry and persistent. If you enjoy Loire Valley whites, you will love this!

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