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2018 Passaros EscolhaBlend from Portugal

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"Beautiful wine for hot summer days. Crisp, bright, cheap. White fruits, green apples, seductive mineral notes. Excellent party wine."-Importer...

  • 88 Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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The 2018 Alvarinho / Loureiro Pássaros Escolha is a 60/40 blend coming in at 12.5% alcohol. It has 3.5 grams per liter of residual sugar and 6.8 grams of total acidity. Sharp, tense and powerful for the level, this is another fine deal from the winery this issue. It shows more personality than the monovarietal Loureiro, especially since it does not have that wine's reductive issues. It's lively and sprightly, a perfect summer wine. It has an elegant feel, but it is deeper and more intense than it at first seems. This is not (and usually is not) the best of the producer's wines this issue, but it is close and there is not much to argue about at the price point. There were 30,000 bottles produced.

Product Description:

"Beautiful wine for hot summer days. Crisp, bright, cheap. White fruits, green apples, seductive mineral notes. Excellent party wine."-Importer

Product Detail

Item # 113242
Country Portugal
Region Portugal
Sub-Region Vinhos Verdes
Ratings

88 - Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2018
Color White
ABV 12.5%
Varietal(s) Albarino/Alvarinho, Loureira
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste apple, peach, citrus, stone fruit and pear
Nose floral, grass, almond, acacia, peach, stone fruit, pear and citrus