Grape Variety: Fernao Pires (Also known as Maria Gomes).
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Bairrada, Portugal.
Price: $22 (with a wine dinner discount)
Purchased From: Undercurrent Restaurant; Greensboro, North Carolina.
Paired With: Sipping.
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.
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Closure: Natural cork.
UPC Code: 5 601743 433343
Imported by: Artisan Vines Distributing Corp.; Atlanta, Georgia.