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30th March 2014

Esporão, Monte Velho Branco 2012, Portugal
Portugal continues to be a source of excellent wines made from their gene pool of unusual grapes. This white wine from the Alentejo to the east of Lisbon is made by the Australian-born David Baverstock. It is a blend of Antão Vaz, Roupeiro and Perrum, three grapes which may not be familiar, but which give this wine crisp, delicately floral aromatics, some oatmeal and cream from ageing on the lees and a nice, clean apple and lemon zest. In the mouth it has a hint - nothing more than a hint - of sweetness, a nice full texture and a juicy fruit character running into a well-balanced and creamy finish. Watch the video for much more information and food matching ideas. £6.75 - £6.99, The Wine Society, Cambridge Wine Merchants and see all stockists on

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