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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
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Barão do Hospital Loureiro 2020

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 Loureiro grapes were destemmed with a few hours skin maceration in stainless, where it remained on fine lees for many months. Though there is a generous tip of 15% alvarinho in this wine, the loureiro steals the show, with fragrant white peach, apricot, and pear, structured perhaps with alvarinho's citrus and almond bracing. It strikes a lovely balance throughout to the lingering saline finish.Tasted: 27 May 2022Tasted by: Treve RingProducer: FaluaGrape: Loureiro