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Quinta da Murta Bucelas

Quinta da Murta Bucelas 2014

Bucelas, Estremadura, Central and Southern Portugal, PortugalBucelas is a small wine region northeast of Lisbon, known for its marine, saline white wines. Romans first cultivated arinto here 2000 years ago, and the grape is still firmly rooted in the coastal limestone soils today. Quinta da Murta's biodynamic vineyards are located around 250m in the chalky hills. After a spell of skin contact and gentle pressing, this light bodied white was tank fermented on full lees for up to six months. This positively rings with salty notes, seasoning a textural, medium/light bodied pad of lees, meadow herbs, pine nuts, and lemon verbena. The finish is mouthwatering with mineral salts. Quite a lot going on for a slight 12.5 degrees. Absolutely something to add into your coastal cooking repertoire (oysters, clams, spot prawns...).Tasted: 22 August 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 26.99 private wine shops Producer: Quinta da MurtaDistributors: Cru & Terroir
Grape: ArintoCSPC: 287029UPC: 5010278030031