Have you ever tasted wines from the Trás-os-Montes wine region of Portugal?
Here is a very elegant, DOC white wine from this northernmost Portuguese region, produced by the Costa Boal Family Estate.
The wine-growing region of Trás-os-Montes is known for the diversity and originality of its wines, often coming from unique old vines that isolation for decades has preserved and are now being rescued.
This is what happens at Quinta dos Távoras, where the grapes for the wines are harvested from its old vines.
For the production of this Quinta dos Távoras Reserva white, the grapes come from old vineyards of Tua Valley, where the vines grow on schistous soil.
Transport in 20 kg boxes, destemmed with crushing, light pressing separating only the tear wort, cold decanting in 48 hours, inoculation, fermentation and aging in fine lees until racking in barrels.
This Quinta dos Távoras white Reserve underwent a period of aging in French oak barrels where it stays for 4 months.
The wine presents a limpid medium yellow color.
Very fresh aromas of green apple, white peach, pear and lemon wrapped in mineral notes.
On the palate, very elegant wine. Dry, great body, good structure, accentuated acidity, fresh and refreshing citric flavors with strong mineral tones.
Good finish with a very pleasant acid, and citric aftertaste.
13% alcohol content.
Should be consumed at a temperature of 10-12 °C.
It can be served as an aperitif but pairs well with the Portuguese codfish, any seafood or poultry.
Great, wonderful white wine from northern Portugal!
“A wine that brings many joys to the table“, according to Revista de Vinhos.
And I agree. Taste it too!