Muxagat Branco
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Muxagat Branco - 2020

Item # 20809 750mL

This lees-y Portuguese wine is perfect for your next meal of herbed seafood. Chances are you haven't heard of native varieties: Rabigato, Arinto, and Gouveio, but you'll easily relate to the thyme and citrus notes here, as well as the weight on the palate, which is the result of 50% oak aging.

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White wines from the Douro are like an open secret; there are some spectacular wines hiding everywhere you look! Muxagat is one to know if you're keen on textured, smooth whites that have a bit of extra finesse. They are a family-owned property with Susan Lopes steering the ship, and legendary Douro winemaker Luis Seabra making some incredibly beautiful wines. This white wine is a blend with native grapes Rabigato and Arinto. It's redolent of white peaches, lemon drops, and key lime pie. Layered texture and high acidity make this a fantastic partner for a cheese plate or herb-stuffed seafood of all kinds.

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Glossary

Arinto

A white grape variety grown in Portugal, known for producing wines with lots of juicy citrus acidity. When a component of Vinho Verde, it is called Pedernã.

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 style. Vinho Verde is Portugal’s most famous white wine. Literally translated as "green wine," it...

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