This week the Algarve Wine Contest will be organized, so let’s taste today a wine from the Algarve, the southernmost and sunniest wine region of Portugal.
This Grande Escolha is a white wine produced by the Barranco Longo Family Estate, from the vintage of 2020.
Barranco Longo, which is one of the first wineries in the region, is located in the middle of the Algarve. A young, qualified team who combines the traditional with the technological in the cellar, works on a model vineyard.
This white wine is a blend of the Arinto, Chardonnay and Encruzado grape varieties.
The vinification started with cooling the grapes, skin maceration, and followed by pressing and decanting the must. Fermentation in stainless steel vats with controlled temperature. Stage on the fine lees.
The wine presents a light golden yellow, shining color.
The nose is rich in fresh fruit aromas and expressive mineral notes. Intense aromas of tropical fruits and citrus notes jump out of the glass, including passion fruit, white peach, pineapple and yellow apple.
On the palate, a rather attractive creaminess, good body, and good structure. A really nice, unoaked Chardonnay, in which you can feel typical Chardonnay notes with a good touch of acidity. Dry yet impressively aromatic white wine. Very harmonious drink with good balance, and a seductive finish.
A wine associated with a region with a warm climate that surprises with its excellent freshness.
Alcohol content: 12% vol.
Drink it now, no need for further aging. Serve it at a temperature between 10-12 °C.
This Algarve white blend is awesome with seafood, but pairs well also with shellfish, cuttlefish, grilled fish, and white meats.
A great white blend of the sunny Algarve. As its name suggests as well: ‘Grande Escolha’ – a good choice!