2009 Monte Velho. Vinho Regional Alentejano. Portugal. 13.5%
White wine. Made from a blend of Roupeiro, Antao Vazquez & Perrum. Never heard of those grapes before.
Crisp, clean, dusty lemon sherbet. Crushed almonds mixed with oyster shells, salty brine.
Was a perfect match with oysters and a spicy lime mayonnaise.
Broad wine with just enough acid to keep this in balance. Bravo! Like this a lot.
Approx $25 at Swanbourne Cellars
Tasted on 15th September 2012