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Barão do Hospital Alvarinhotext
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16½/20

Barão do Hospital Alvarinho 2020

Vinhos Verde, Northern Portugal, PortugalFalua was founded in 1994 with the aim of asserting itself as a reference in the production of wines from the Tejo region and which quickly grew to other regions. In 2017, VITAS Portugal acquired Falua. The title Barão do Hospital was awarded to one of the previous owners of Quinta do Hospital in the 12th century. These alvarinho grapes were destemmed and had a few hours skin contact prior to a cool ferment in stainless, where it remained on lees for 6 months. 10% was aged on lees in used French oak. The lees and wood treatment is felt on the creamy palate, with wood spices lining the textural white peach, ripe pear, and fragrant quince fruit. The expansive palate is held easily in check with citrus-laced acidity, and a buzzy granite underlay. Enjoy this fuller white with richer white fish or seafood dishes.Tasted: 27 May 2022Tasted by: Treve RingProducer: FaluaGrape: Alvarinho