Guarda Rios Branco, 2016

Monte da Ravasqueira

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Winemaster's View

Portugal is under-rated as a wine producing country – particularly its white wines. This is a blend of two local grapes – Antão Vaz and Arinto, grown on clay-limestone and granite soils in the Alentejo region. Arinto is a classy grape, noted for floral and citrus character, whilst Antão Vaz provides tropical fruit and honeyed notes. A complex, fresh white wine – a great advert for the country. - Andy Howard

About the Wine

Guarda Rios is Portuguese for the kingfisher bird, which lives near the Tejo (Tagus) river. This wine has a warm, yellow-fruit and ripe character. It is perfumed, with a full texture and the richness that comes from aging on the lees.

In the winery the grapes were carefully stored and fermented at low temperatures to preserve all the intensity of aromas and freshness that typify the Arinto and Antão Vaz varieties.

Works well with

All types of fish, poultry dishes, salads, spiced seafood, sheep and goats milk cheeses

Summary

Name Guarda Rios Branco
Producer Monte da Ravasquiera
Year 2016
Grapes
Antão Vaz, Arinto
Region Alentejo
Country Portugal
Colour White
ABV 12.5%
Volume 750ml (Full bottle)

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