Terrenus Vinhas Velhas Reserva Branco, Rui Reguinga

Terrenus Vinhas Velhas Reserva Branco, Rui Reguinga - 2018

Item # 47381 750mL

Rui Reguina started off his winemaking journey as a trainee in Champagne. This field blend of 8 different varieties from 2 separate plots consists of vines around 90 years of age. The wine is fermented and aged for 12 months in cement, and sees a further 12 months aging in bottle. This full-bodied dry white has aromas of spice and stone fruits, and is complex and rich. Pair with Portuguese stuffed crab.

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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.

Alentejo

Alentejo is Portugal's "New World," producing extroverted, ripe wines in comparatively modern styles. The region lies at the the far southern end of Portugal, inland and south from Lisbon, touching the Spanish border on the east. The climate is, as expected, quite hot and decidedly un-Atlantic. The scenery consists of large, undulating plains that experience far more continental climate conditions, and the wines produced here are indeed quite a far cry from the earthy, terroir-driven wines of...

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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 blends, though there are a few varietals out there too.

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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