Type: White Wine
Country: Portugal
Region: Douro Valley
Code: CORO045
Made from indigineous Portuguese white grapes, this is a floral and aromatic wine with a lovely peach skin character. If ever there was a wine to show how far the warm Douro Valley has come in respect of elegant, deliciously drinkable dry whites, then this wine is it.

Poças Júnior

In 1918, a few months before the Armistice, Manoel Domingues Poças Júnior, who had been born in the heart of the Port Wine hustle and bustle, decided to establish his own company. Manoel Poças was 30 years old and he had some experience in this business. With his uncle, he created a company to sell grape spirits to large Port Wine shippers. Soon afterwards he opened a head office in Vila Nova de Gaia, where they remain to this day. Today, with three quintas in the best winemaking areas of the Douro Demarcated Region, Poças ensures its total control over the quality of its wines and the family is more involved than ever before.

Light golden straw. Fruity with tropical notes such as apricot, wet stones, green plum and dessert apples.. Fresh, with balanced acidity and persistent.
Try this wine with poached fish, pan fried sea bream, hearty vegetarian dishes.
The crisp white is a blend of several traditional white Port grapes such as Malvasia, Codega, Rabigato and Voisinho. The grapes are selected in the vineyard, and hand harvested in the cool of the mornings in small baskets. There is an element of whole bunch and destemmed fruit, pneumatically pressed with the free run juice fermented separately, all in stainless steel vats. After a long slow ferment at a low temperature, the wine is racked into clean tank and aged on fine lees for several months, before bottling.

Victoria Moore, Telegraph, 'The ultimate summer wine list', June 2024: "Saline and citrussy, like the smell of the sea across a lemon grove, this is a tartly invigorating white, made with a mix of six Portuguese grapes. It tastes of greengages and nectarines – try it with nectarine, feta and rocket salad. If you order only one wine from my summer drinking list, make it this one." Wine Merchant Top 100, 2024. Robert Parker/The Wine Advocate 2018: 84/100 points. The Wine Enthusiast 2018: 88/100 points. Wine Spectator 2018: 87/100 points. Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak, 2022. “Codega is the variety here. Fresh, pure and linear with lovely citrus fruit. Bright and linear with a touch of pithiness. 89/100”.

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