Poço do Lobo Branco 1994<< Previous wine Next wine >>
WHAT MAKES THIS WINE UNIQUE?This is an opportunity to taste a perfectly aged, mature Bairrada white, showcasing the capacity for longevity that this region is known for. A library release from the winery itself, with the bottles kept in pristine condition for decades, these wines show a complexity that cannot be derived in any other way. 100% Arinto, a high-acid varietal well suited to long cellaring.
RATING HISTORY:1995 91 WE; 1994 92 WA; 1991 91VFTC; 1991 91IWR; 1991 95W&S (Top 100 Best Buys of the Year)
GRAPE:100% Arinto. Vines planted in 1950. Tended in clay and limestone soil at 50-100 m (164-328 ft) elevation
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:Perfect with seafood dishes like cioppino, steamed mussels or clams casino. Roast pork or chicken are also beautiful pairs. Decant briefly prior to serving.
VINIFICATION AND AGING:open top, extended skin fermentation. 24 months on cement tanks, filtered and bottled. Bottles come to us straight from the winery.
TASTING NOTES:It offers caramel, herbs and other secondary aromas and flavors. Fermented in open top fermenters and aged 24 months in cement, it reveals excellent acidity and remarkable freshness for a wine of this age. A very special wine.
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