Full Review

Opta

Opta
2016 Branco White Blend, Dao

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Fish Pasta Shellfish

Category: Portuguese White

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 12.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99
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Opta
2016 Branco White Blend, Dao

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Fish Pasta Shellfish

Category: Portuguese White

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 12.5%
Yellow straw color. Interesting aromas and flavors of mango chutney, delicate spice and mint, and lemon curd with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, stimulating, medium-long finish conveying overtones of honeyed melon with no oak flavor. A round and ready Portuguese white that will cover a lot of bases.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Old World
Aroma Aroma: mango chutney, delicate spice and mint, and lemon curd
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of honeyed melon
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Fish With Fruit Butter, Seafood Lasagna, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A round and ready Portuguese white that will cover a lot of bases.

The Importer

Elixir Wine Group

The Importer
11 NW Lava Rd.
Bend, OR 97703
USA
1 541-388-5330

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Portuguese White

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
The most famous white wine from Portugal is vinho verde, literally "green wine." Produced from an array of indigenous varieties such as Arinto and Trajadura, these wines have a very slight petillance and are light to medium-bodied, offering fresh fruit and floral aromatics with notes of apple, lemon and lilacs. Enjoy these wines in their youth as an aperitif or with Asian cuisine.

Other white wines from Portugal include those made from international varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay as well as local cultivars such as Antao Vaz and Roupiero. These varieties account for a small amount of Portuguese white, but tend to be richer and with more aging capability than vinho verde.