Country: Portugal Region: Lisbon
Varietal: Arinto Vintage: 2017
Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Quinta da Boa Esperança
Arinto (ah-RINN-toh) is indigenous to Portugal and is one of its most promising white grape varieties. Its principal characteristic is high acidity, which it can retain even in the hottest conditions. This acidity is balanced by good fruit content and is one of the reasons why Arinto is very popular with winemakers.
This is a stunning version of how great this grape can be
Aromas of white flowers with citrus and stone fruit flavors of lemon, lime and peach, accompanied by mineral notes. A light oak touch can add some complexity.
Food Matches: The best pairings are richer seafood dishes such as Portuguese bacalhau (salt cod), scallops in citrus butter sauce, or any fresh lobster or crab dish. Other food pairing options include lightly dressed salads, marinated antipasto, and grilled vegetables.