Colares Malvasia White, Adega Viuva Gomes
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Colares Malvasia White, Adega Viuva Gomes - 2021

Item # 30645 500mL

The Colares region of Portugal is home to unheard of vineyards of ungrafted vines and some of the most unique, compelling, and ageworthy wines. This Malvasia white from Adega Viuva Gomes offers delightful aromas of apple and pear, as well as vanilla and white kitchen spices. It is fresh and mineral, with a dry structure and light acidity.

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The Colares region of Portugal is the smallest in all of Portugal. As its sandy coastal vineyards are torn up the world is losing a beautiful, incredibly delicious and unique part of Portuguese heritage. As suburbanization is overtaking the vineyards physically, the thirst for brand name international varietals is drowning out distinct, special, and much more interesting grapes and wines.These same conditions mean that only around 50 acres of vines remain here The Malvasia de Colares is genetically distinct from the common Malvasia, and is a fantastic varietal in its own right. With floral notes of jasmine, orange blossom, and honeysuckle, savory herbs, minerals and a touch of the saline sea that it abuts, this wine is a rare treasure. Drink now or maybe never!

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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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