Symington Family Estates Quinta da Fonte Souto White 2017
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The 2017 Branco is a 75/25 blend of Arinto and Verdelho aged for eight months in a blend of new oak and acacia (60%) and stainless steel (40%). It comes in at 14.3% alcohol. A white with some personality, this is then relatively fat rather than zesty, but that personality saves this and makes it sing for a reasonable price. Invigorating in aromatics-the Verdelho, I presume and perhaps a touch of wood-this just smells great. It has a sweet and fruity edge, relatively speaking (not to mean that it is literally sweet). This is a fine start for the debut vintage of this brand. In other years, it might acquire a bit more intensity too.