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Terra D'Alter Telhas Branco, Alentejo

Terra D'Alter Telhas Branco, Alentejo

£25.75

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Cepages:
Viognier
Description:
Nose of apricots, greengage with a hint of toasty vanilla.
Origin:
Alentejo, Algarve, Tejo & Lisboa
Vintage:
2016
Alcohol %:
14
Colour:
White
Country:
Portugal
Group:
Portugal
Bottle Size:
75cl
Closure:
Cork
Wine Code:
0385
Producer:
Terra d'Alter
Website:
www.terrasdealter.com
Other Info:
Terras de Alter is made up of two of Portugal’s most experienced agricultural firms and Pink Living, a company belonging to well known oenologist Peter Bright. A native Aussie, Peter has an extensive CV in the field of production and international marketing of wine. Terras de Alter’s aim is to introduce premium quality Alentejo wine into the international market. The vineyards cover extensive plains and gentle hills always providing intense exposure to sunlight. It is this amount of sunlight that is the key to producing the intense concentration of flavour that these wines display.

Nose of apricots, greengage with a hint of toasty vanilla. Ripe and full palate with refreshing acidity. Still needs time in bottle to open up.
leather. Long and weighty this is an incredibly satisfying wine.

Press:
Voted the "Best White Wine In Portugal" - 2014

"The name means 'rooftop', because the vineyard is full of terracotta roof tile fragments, on the site of a Roman village. Very long periods on skins for Viognier, fermented in barrel long and natural yeast. Lots of spice and floral, peachy Viognier character, really comes through beautifully. "My take on Condrieu, which I can't afford to drink." With fabulous structure and tannin, lots of richness, lots of tang and vibrancy, with both juiciness, the barrel giving supporting vanilla touches, and a bracing long finish. Fab stuff. 93/100"

Tom Cannavan

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Food match:

Lovely with slightly richer dishes such as roast pork or chicken. Anything with a creamy sauce will also work nicely.

 
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