Evel branco (DOC Douro): Viosinho, Rabigato, Fernão Pires and Moscatel Galego add exuberance and balance

2015 started in Douro region with a frigid and arid winter, succeeded by a scorching and parched spring. The arrival of early summer brought cooler than average temperatures, prompting an acceleration in the maturation of the white grape varietals. Consequently, the grapes attained peak ripeness in an opportune manner, exhibiting consistent acidity levels throughout the duration of the harvest.

Douro is a wine region with extreme temperatures, there are three regions from the east to the west: Douro Superior, Cima Corgo and Baixo Corgo. Between 'Upper Douro' and 'Abowe Corgo' is where this Viosinho, Rabigato, Fernão Pires and Moscatel Galego Branco came from, more specifically of São João da Pesqueira and Alijó vineyards, both belonging to Real Companhia Velha cellars.

2015 vintage: Straw yellow color without defects. Exquisite aromas of roses, lychee, peach and mango that can remember a Gewürztraminer white. Intense and aromatic. Powerful mouth, with body and lots of tropical fruit and floral notes. Acidity and degrees (13'5 % vol. ) so integrated. Enjoyable itching at the end that devours traces of roses and minerality.

Exuberant wine on nose that reminds Gewürztraminer whites wines. Good relationship quality / price of 4'18 euros. Good pairing with oriental food (chinese, vietnamese...), alsacien food, le foie gras and mold smear-ripened cheeses. As curiosity, Fernão Pires variety is also known as Maria Gomes in DOC Bairrada and Moscatel Galego Branco is also called Small Grain Moscatel in Spain and France.

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