Alvarinho, Casa do Capitão

Alvarinho, Casa do Capitão - 2017

Item # 41150 750mL
$14.96/ Single Bottle
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$179.52 $161.57/ Case of 12
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From the northernmost area of Portugal just a stone's throw from Spain you'll find Monção. This is where the family's Alvarinho vines are planted and where you'll find a different expression of the said grape that's distinctly Portuguese: medium-bodied, beautifully aromatic and dry on the palate.


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