'Rufia' Skin Contact Dao Branco 2022750ml
Located in a region known for mineral-driven reds and sometimes called the “Burgundy of Portugal”, winemaker João Tavares de Pina, of Quinta da Boavista, is extremely proud of his wines. It’s easy to see why with this skin-contact white blend which has, in its fifth vintage, developed a fandom among consumers and professionals alike. A blend of Cerceal Branco, Encruzado. Siria (Roupeiro), Boal (Malvasia Fina), and Bical grown on granitic soils mixed with chamomile, clover, Serra Della and even eucalyptus, the wine offers rich and deep aromas of apricot, peach, almonds, and dried fruits. The palate is medium-bodied with balanced tannins and freshness. Try it with pizza, roasted chicken, and oxtail-stuffed ravioli.
Quinta da Boavista
Located in Penalva do Castelo in the Dão, a region in north-central Portugal known for producing elegant, mineral-driven red wines, João Tavares de Pina of Quinta da Boavista is extremely proud of his wines. João’s 18th century family home is surrounded by his organically maintained vineyards, where the distance from the Atlantic and the shelter of the nearby granite mountains allows for mild winters and moderate summers. The vineyards, located at an altitude of 550 meters are a combination of deep granite soils, clay and schist that are ideal for his prized Jaen (Mencía), Touriga Nacional and rare Pinheira (Rufete).
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