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Ramos Pinto Duas Quintas Blanco 2016 750ml

Ramos Pinto Duas Quintas Blanco 2016

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Category White Wine
Region Portugal, Douro
Brand Ramos Pinto
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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The color is red, dense, clean and brilliant, with garnet reflexes. A very scented and exuberant nose with a predominance of wild berry, blueberry, redcurrant, raspberry and notes that remind us of tangerine peel and bergamot blossom. In the mouth it is fresh and vibrant with a good tannic structure. Echoes of the aromas of wild berry as well as plums and a spicy finish. Flavorful and elegant. Food Pairing: Duas Quintas Red is a wonderful aperitif as it harmonises well with traditional Portuguese cold charcuterie such as paio and presunto, or hot roasted alheiras. It pairs beautifully with poultry dishes that are not too strong but have some fat, such as oven-roasted chicken or turkey. This red is also good with gratins, cod with cream, vegetarian lasagne or cannelloni. A great wine with grilled meat and ideal with cured ewe's milk cheese. The ideal serving temperature is 60° to 64°F.
Wine Advocate
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The 2016 Branco Duas Quintas is a blend of 55% Rabigato (the most important white grape for Ramos Pinto), 25% Viosinho and 20% Arinto, mostly (90%) unoaked. This has fine body for the regular white and enough acidity. It may not be as crispy as the 2015, but it is fruitier and holds its own in freshness. It finishes well, lingering, dry and serious but always perfectly balanced. It should age surprisingly well, too, although there is no real reason to hold it. Tasted next to it, I also had the 2001 (part of the October report). While that did seem very mature, complex and a little oxidized, it was still a nice drink if you like them older. Most will want to drink this in under a decade, though, or it will enter a very different phase. Overall, this quality for this price is a very fine bargain.

August 31, 2017
Wine Spectator
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Crisp pear, green herb and citrus flavors are woven together by lively acidity in this spicy white, with flinty notes detailing the finish. Rabigato, Viosinho and Arinto. Drink now. 2,500 cases imported.

November 30, 2017

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