2016 Alvarinho Superior (Socalcos do Bouro (Corina Maria Pereira Antunes Almeida))
Socalos do Douro (Corina Maria Pereira Antunes Almeida), Alvarinho Superior, Vinho Verde (Minho), Portugal 2016100% Alvarinho PINEAPPLE & PEAR, CITRUSY MINERAL ZEST, KISS O' BANANA Albariño can still be your favorite Spanish white, but it originates just south of the border in Portugal’s Minho (the Vinho Verde region). Alvarinho, as it is known here, is partially responsible for the fresh, fizzy stuff that that we associate with the region’s best-known wines, but it can also be resplendently restrained and mineralistic or fleshy, full-bodied, and brimming with tropical assertiveness. This offering luxuriously leans toward the latter option. Serving Suggestion: Citrus-marinated grilled squid tacos. Pineapple-anchovie pizza w/ diced crimini mushrooms & ricotta – gifts from the sea & from the forest...