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2011 Herdade do Esporao White Blends or Varietals "Verdelho"

Esporao 2011 Verdelho

Winery: Herdade do Esporao

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Verdelho"

Wine Category: White Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 100% Verdelho

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Alentejo

State or country: Portugal

Price: $15

Cases produced: 5,000

KWG Score: 89.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: May 17, 2012

Wine Review: This is the third time that I have recommended this wine. It is white gold colored and opens with a fragrant mineral and Anjou pear like bouquet with hints of green apple and white pepper. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, crisp and savory. The flavor profile is a green apple and Anjou pear blend with nicely integrated minerality and a touch of tangerine. The finish is dry and very refreshing. This wine would pair well with steamers with drawn butter. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Crystal clear, citric colour with green tones. Vibrant aroma with tropical and citric notes of lime and passionfruit. The palate is fresh and minerally, with a long and persistent finish. Good aperitif and matches well with ceviche, shellfish and light salads.

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