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2018 Nortico Alvarinho 750ml

2018 Nortico Alvarinho

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Creamy citrus oil, lime and yellow apple notes are nicely spiced and detailed with saline mineral and floral underpinnings through the long finish. — Gillian Sciaretta

Producer: Vinos Atlantico
Website: http://www.vinosatlantico.com/

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2018(750ml)  


Varietal: Albarino
Bursting with sunshine and refreshing fruit, Albariño is the main grape of Spain's north western region of Rias Baixas. Typical aromas of stone and citrus fruit are complemented with an exhilarating acidity. Called Alvarinho across the border in Portugal, it is also bottled as a varietal and an important blending component in good quality Vinho Verde. DNA profiling suggests it is identical to the Savagnin grown in France's Jura region, which is also Alsace as Traminer, the Gewurztraminer descended from.

Country: Portugal
Portugal is a relatively small but diverse wine producing nation. Apart from supplying most of the world’s cork, it also makes two of the world’s most popular fortified wines, Port and Madeira. With a wealth of indigenous varieties, varied geography and modern wine producing technology, Portugal is now exporting a selection of unique and interesting quality table wines. Climates have a big impact on the style of wine. Regions within a stone’s throw of the coast are heavily influenced by the moderating effects of the Atlantic Ocean, whereas slightly further inland, temperatures rise considerably and precipitation drops dramatically. Even between neighboring regions these differences have a big impact on the styles of wine made. The difference between the coastal region of Minho (responsible for light, spritzy, Vinho Verde) and the wines of the Douro (home of Port) is a case in point. Southern Portuguese regions such as the Alentejo are showing promise with native varietals, Castelão, and Trincadeira, and white skinned grapes such as Arinto.

Region: Vinho Regional Minho
Vinho Regional Minho (white, red, rosé)): made from a wider range of varieties, some French. Until recently, unless Alvarinho came from the Moncão e Melgaço subregion, it had to be labeled VR Minho.

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Type: White
White wine is a wine whose color can be pale-yellow, yellow-green, and yellow-gold colored. The wine is produced from a variety of grape varieties. The flavor and color comes from the juice of the grape and sometimes the skin of the grape as well. Interestingly, not all white wine comes from white grapes. Some select red grapes are used as in Champagne.