Bolinha Vinho Branco de Curtimenta, António Lopes Ribeiro
Orange Wine (Skin Contact)

Bolinha Vinho Branco de Curtimenta, António Lopes Ribeiro - NV

Item # 46871 750mL
$31.96/ Single Bottle
$383.52 $345.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A skin contact white made from Malvasia Fina, Encruzado, Bical, Cerceal Branco, Tamarez, Barcelo, Malvasia Rei, and Fernão Pires. This was fermented in lagar, where is spent 1 week on the skins. Aged in stainless steel on the lees for 1 year. Pair this natural medium-bodied dry white with tuna tartar with nori and sesame oil.


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Bical

Don't get the wrong idea, but the other name for Bical is Borrado das Moscas, which can most politely be translated as "fly droppings." It's not based on the aroma or taste of this pleasant white Portuguese variety, however (it's most likely a reference to the grapes' small size, or the tiny specks on the grape skins). Bical is grown in Bairrada and Dao, and is often added to sparkling wine...

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Encruzado

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