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a bottle of vale da murta, estremadura
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Vale da Murta, Estremadura

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Probably the finest producer of Arinto in the region.

Tucked away in gentle chalky hills north of Lisbon, this place is a “shangri-la” for Arinto. Never heard of Bucelas? Well, it’s a quaint and bustling town surrounded by the region of the same name. So? Nowhere else in Portugal do terrain, aspect and vines combine to produce Arinto grapes of near perfect balance, something even our beloved Bard couldn’t poetically ignore many centuries ago (Henry IV Part 2).

Vale da Murta Branco is immediately attractive yet has a length and array of flavours that make you take it seriously.

Vale means valley in Portuguese This estate Quinta da Murta is in Bucelas region, north of Lisbon. The main grape is Arinto. Unoaked South-facing vineyards, protected from Atlantic westerlies by a ridge of hills. Chalky clay soils. Bucelas region was where Duke of Wellington spent much time during Peninsula war. Bucelas wine was also popular in Shakespeare’s time.. known as Charneco. A fresh unoaked and citruss / tropical profile with fine and minerally profile.  Full on Arinto! Intense yet discrete, citrus and tropical with stylish texture and firmness, finishing long with rewarding flavours.

Vintage: 2008
Colour: White
Variety: Arinto
Origin: Portugal
Style: Aromatic and Medium Dry White Wines
When to Drink: Wines to Drink Now
Bottle Size: 75cl
Bin Number: 1478

Made from the Arinto grape - this wine is aromatic with an array of flavours on the palate.

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