Fernão Pires, Casa de Paços
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Fernão Pires, Casa de Paços - 2019

Item # 37355 750mL
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$119.52 $85.97/ Case of 12
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The white Fernão Pires grape, known as Maria Gomes in other regions, comes from the Barcelos area of Portugal where soils are dominated by granite and quartz. This is made by the family-run company, Quinta de Paços who owns multiple properties in the Barcelos area of northern Portugal. This wine is lively and a great bottle to drink alongside a light meal.


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Staff Pick Notes

At first glance, I thought this was the Casa de Paços Vinho Verde with a new label. With closer inspection, I found this to be a single varietal, Fernão Pires, from the Minho region in Northern Portugal. So while technically not a Vinho Verde this is a wine that acts like one. Light & fresh with fruit reminiscent of Sauvignon Blanc, stone fruit and a hint of tropical fruits concluding with a crisp finish. This is a wine to not overthink. So just kick back and enjoy!

- JGM

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Portugal

The Dão and the Douro are the most important regions as far as red Portuguese table wine is concerned. Douro wines tend to be a bit fuller and fleshier than their Dão counterparts, which are generally lighter and higher in acidity. Reds from both regions are dense, rustic, and well-balanced. They also show their terroir quite clearly, and represent a great alternative to the modern fruit-driven...

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