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Luis Pato Maria Gomes Sparkling White 2013


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A passable off dry sparkling wine we wouldn’t recommend.

Producer/Winery: Luis Pato; Anadia, Portugal.

Grape Variety: Fernao Pires (Also known as Maria Gomes).

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Bairrada, Portugal.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $22 (with a wine dinner discount)

Purchased From: Undercurrent Restaurant; Greensboro, North Carolina.

Paired With: Sipping.

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear, dark oat straw color. Yeasty, with apple and hints of lemon and floral aromas. Smooth and effervescent, off dry, light to medium body and a 200- grit texture. Ripe apple and a touch of honey flavors. Crisp acidity and a medium length honey tinged and tart finish. This was a very unpretentious sparkling wine and the tasting experience was so compressed it was difficult to untangle. At the wine dinner it was paired with a white fish and was a good enough combination that we bought a bottle. As a sipping wine it was a different experience and we called it a passable off dry sparkling wine we wouldn’t recommend.

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Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 5 601743 433343

Imported by: Artisan Vines Distributing Corp.; Atlanta, Georgia.