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Quinta da Lixa Pouco Comum Alvarinhotext
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Quinta da Lixa Pouco Comum Alvarinho 2020

Vinhos Verde, Northern Portugal, PortugalThe Meirles family has long owned vineyards around Vila da Lixa, selling their fruit to others, but in 1886 they decided to start making their own wines. They hired well-known oenologist Carlos Teixeira in the early 2000s to over see the project. They now have 52 hectares of vines across 6 estates. This cuvée is named Pouco Comum, translating as 'unusual'. Though fermented and aged in stainless, this alvariñho from Minho has seen additional time on lees, giving a very creamy feel to the palate. White peach, yellow apple, lime pith streaks across the buzzy, lighter palate, finishing with a raspy granitic grip. Food-friendly, most certainly with green veg / salads and any matter of white fish or shellfish.Tasted: 01 May 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: QC 17.65 SAQ Producer: Quinta da LixaDistributors: Vertigo Vins et Spiritueux Inc.
Grape: Alvarinho