2011 Valle Pradinhos Branco, Transmontano
£10.95, 13.5%, The Wine Society
Tasted at: The Wine Society Christmas Tasting
It's remarkable to discover that Rui Cunha's innovative white blend of Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Malvasia Fina comes from the Upper Douro, a region usually better known for full-throated reds. But there you go. This tastes as good as it looks: spicy and aromatic with a hint of Burgundian style struck match, notes of lime and ginger, plenty of minerality and a long, nuanced finish.
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