Planalto: an excellent white wine from Douro Valley
Planalto Reserva 2015
Casa Ferreirinha - Sogrape
DO Douro - Portugal
SAQ Price: 11.55 $
Planalto is one of those white wines that we should always have available in our refrigerators. From the wonderful wine region of Douro, where the reds are mostly the "vedettes", I would like to present you this delicious and particular white wine.
It reminds me of the freshness of an Albariño, the elegance of a Viognier, the aromatic character of a Chardonnay. But no. This is a blend of native Portuguese grapes such as Viosinho, Codega, Gouveio and Malvasia Fina. Native grapes that are not very well known to my palate, but which have captivated me and that are inciting me to go discover much more about the particularities of the varieties of this such beautiful country, Portugal.
On the nose, it overflows its bouquet with notes of tropical fruits such as banana, pineapple and melon. In the mouth it is unctuous, abundant, generous and with lots of fruit. With a balanced, round and persistent finish, it is an elegant and structured wine. A white with enough body to accompany a meal, or enjoy chilled alone as a terrace aperitif.
Pleasantly surprised by this Portuguese white wine with Mediterranean style and excellent value for money. I celebrate these delicious and accessible products available in the SAQ gondolas for little budgets. This wine at 11 dollars, is pure pleasure. (MLF)