Quinta Cova "Portuguese Oaky White"
Quinta Cova da Raposa, Alvarinho, 2018
The Wine: Pour yourself a glass of Alvarinho and be transported to Portugal! A favorite among Chardonnay drinkers, this wine gives off notes of wood and vanilla, though it is made entirely in stainless steel. The taste is tart and fresh with a burst of lime, followed by velvet honey, and lands softly into a lovely juicy acid finish.
The Winemaker: Elisabete Raposo and Manuel Taxa are a wife/husband team obsessed with the health and biodiversity of their vineyards and farm. Focused on the revitalization of their soil, they also grow a variety of different fruits and veggies, and play home to honeybees, sheep, and chickens. A truly beautiful example of nature in balance. They never add sulfur to their wines and use only stainless steel tanks for their fermentation process.
The Place: Minho, Portugal
The Grape: Alvarinho
Organic + Biodynamic / Vegan / 11%