ILHA Blanc de Noir, Diana Silva
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ILHA Blanc de Noir, Diana Silva - 2017

Item # 40742 750mL
$37.99/ Single Bottle
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$227.94 $205.15/ Case of 6
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A white wine made from the red Tinta Negra Mole grape on the island of Madeira. This is not a fortified wine, but a beautiful, crystalline, mineral-driven white wine that is excellent for the table. Best enjoyed with just a slight chill and served with fresh oysters, grilled octopus or roasted chicken.


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Staff Pick Notes

Tinta Negra Mole. It's a grape. A red grape. But this is a still white wine. Made on the island of Madeira. What's the word for something greater than (>) an anomaly? Precious? Extraordinary? Usually white wines from red grapes (aka Blanc de Noir) are luscious and bold but this is quite the opposite. Bright, nervy, citrus soaked. I would suggest this wine for anyone looking for a change in the everyday. Something different to get excited about. Forget your post break-up hair cut; Buy this bottle instead.

- HG

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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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