Hugo Mendes Lisboa Branco 2021

MCF Rare Wine

A great complex white from the clay and limestone soils of Alenquer, just north of Lisbon. 45% Arinto--the ubiquitous Portuguese grape which grows from north to south in Portugal, which you can think of as 'the freshmaker', as it has excellent acidity--and 45% Fernao Pires, an oilier and more textured variety, rounded off with 10% Vital. This wine has a lovely herbaceous entry, and the palate brings some added layers of complexity - acidity, floral nuance, a kiss of spice - as the wine reaches the finish.

Vintage: 2021
Country: Portugal
Region: Lisboa
Appellation: Lisboa
Grapes: Arinto, Fernao Pires, Vital
Farming: Organic
Drink: Now-2026

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