Symington Family Estates Quinta da Fonte Souto White 2017 - SPIRITED Wines
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Symington Family Estates Quinta da Fonte Souto White 2017
SKU: 61576

Symington Family Estates Quinta da Fonte Souto White 2017

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750ml
$24.99

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Category White Wine
Varietals
Region Portugal, Alentejo
Brand Symington Family Estates
Alcohol/vol 14.3%
Luminous pale straw-golden colour. Expressive aromas of honeysuckle with soft butterscotch notes. The seamless barrel integration is mirrored in the delicate touch of vanilla. On the palate, the fruit is crisp and focused with succulent flavours of white plum and citrus tones in the background. Harmonious and charming, revealing good bottle-ageing character.
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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.

Mark Squires, August 2019