Region: Alentejo, Portugal
Quinta da Fonte Souto Branco 2019
75% Arinto 25% Verdelho
60% of the blend was fermented in 500-litre oak barrels in contact with the lees. The final blend was aged seven months in a combination of new French and central European oak (50%); in second and third-year wood (40%), and in stainless steel vats (10%).
Clear straw, golden colour. Aromas of subtle, smoky toast with hints of vanilla and floral, honeysuckle notes with a background touch of grapefruit. Appealing creamy texture, punctuated by suggestions of lichee, yellow plum, tea and white pepper spice. The beautiful acidity provides freshness evocative of pine conifer woodland, giving the wine verve and elegance.
Good medium-term bottle ageing potential.