50% Loureiro, 40% Trajadura, & 10% Pedernã. Clear, lemon green in color. Light aromas of apple, pear, lemon-lime, melon, pineapple, and white blossoms which all transfers all to the palate. Bright, sliced apple, citrus acidty, plays with the fruitiness, p
100% Moscatel Galego. Pale, lemon color. Pronounced sweet aromas of apricot, passion fruit, white peach, Anjou pear, linden blossom, honey, and lychee. Flavors of apricot pear, lychee, peach and passion fruit dominate with lessor notes of apple pear drop,
40% Encruzado; 20% Bical; 20% Malvasia-Fina; 20% Cerceal-Branco. Clear bright, lemon color with light green flecks. Floral and exotic fruit aromas with peach, apricot, and lemon-lime citrus notes. Juicy, intensity of ripe peach, apple, lemon balm, lemon c
Espadeiro Tinto, Vinhao, and Borracal blend. Fruity style enhanced by notes of raspberries and strawberries. It is well balanced on the palate with crispy acidity and freshness. Finish is of the ocean breeze at the beach.
40% Touriga National, 30% Alfrocheiro, 30% Aragonez. Deep ruby color. Smoky, earthy, leathery aromas with lighter notes of black cherry, blackberry, plum, violets, and red fruits. Layers of flavors on the palate tomato leaf, blackcurrants, cinnamon pencil
There is a band from Alaska named “Portugal. The Man,” but if all truth be known, I think I would prefer “Portugal. The Tasting.” Wine tasting, that is. The band’s big hit was called “Feel It Still,” but I think we should all go with “Taste It Still”. Enough of the band analogies, lets get to the wine.
Take a trip to Sancerre, which is in the Centre région of the Lorie Valley, the center of France for one of your wines. It is coming to the height of summer, and the weather is finally heating up. A high acid, medium body, food friendly wine, with a little chill on it, would be perfect for June! After all, the farmer’s markets are bringing in those raspberries, strawberries, rhubarb, crisp lettuce, and melons. All of which will sit well next to your glass of Pinot Noir. (You thought I was going to say Sauvignon Blanc! Got ya!). Pinot Noir out dates Sauvignon Blanc in Sancerre. Why Sauvignon Blanc is better represented now? Come in and ask, there are more stories to share with you. But on to summer and white wine this weekend!
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