Alvarinho, Foral
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Alvarinho, Foral - 2019

Item # 41517 750mL
$16.96/ Single Bottle
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$203.52 $183.17/ Case of 12
Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

The Alvarinho grape is incredibly floral with accessibility that goes hand-in-hand at the table - especially with shellfish or cured fish.

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Staff Pick Notes

Alvarinho (the Portuguese name for Albariño) is a fuller-bodied white typically grown along the River Minho in Portugal, in the northern tip of the Vinho Verde region, and bordering Rías Baixas in Spain. These wines tend to be more serious than their Vinho Verde counterparts (though there are some fantastic Vinho Verdes out there as well!) The Foral is rich with peach, apricot, lychee, orange zest and blossoms, jasmine and lemon balm and packing a much stronger punch (13.5%!) than the neighboring Vinho Verdes based on the Loureiro grape. This is an excellent summer white, especially paired with an al fresco meal of Bulhão Pato clams, grilled sardines and Bacalhau. Bom Apetite e Tim Tim!

- TI

Astor's Glossary of Terms


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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