DaTerra Viticultores (Laura Lorenzo) "Portela Do Vento" Blanco 2019Regular price $33.00 Save $-33.00
90% Palomino, with the rest of the blend made up of Doña Blanca, Godello and Colgadeira. Fermented and aged in 500 liter chestnut barrels.
A delectable nose of freshly fallen ripe orchard fruit, sourdough and thyme. 16 days of skin contact, in tandem with large format barrel imbues the wine with fantastic, silky texture and soft tannins. A refreshing subtle spritz upon opening works as a wonderful reminder of Laura's gentle approach in the cellar, it is open and elegant upon pulling the cork. Salty, chalky and pleasantly tart, the wine goes down easy. Packed with slightly bruised yellow apple and fuzzy white peach fruit, help up by savory, herbal elements and mildly nutty, but very long finish. Would be a great companion to a seafood focused meal. This wine is dynamite.
[Kirk Sutherland, August 2021]