A brilliant, affordable Portuguese white wine

fossil white

I really like this Portuguese white. It’s a blend of Arinto, Gouveio and Fernao Pires from the coastal bit of the Lisboa region, and from fossil-rich clay/limestone soils. The vineyard is in its second year of conversion to organics, and natural yeasts and no oak is used. It’s available from Asda’s new wine shop, and has been sourced by Portuguese specialist Oakley Wines. It’s great value for money: a useful six-pack purchase, I reckon.

Fossil White Wine 2012 VR Lisboa, Portugal
Lovely weight to this fresh, bright and incredibly pure white wine. It has flavours of lemon, pear and white peach with some spicy minerality, as well as some melon and tangerine notes. Precise and rounded, this is a lovely wine. 91/100 (£8.50 Asda Online Wine Store here)

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