When thinking about the terraced hills that overlook Portugal’s Douro River Port wines is the first thought of wine drinkers. But high quality white and red wines are also carefully crafted here. One white I recently tasted, Crasto is an example of one of these delicious white wines. It is a blend of 45% Rabigato, 40%Gouveio, and 15% Viosinho. Quinta de Castro, 2012 pours a pale straw color. The aromas are alive with lemon, lime peel, honey dew, tropical fruits and very minerally. The palate is filled with lots of up front lemon, tropical fruits and melon, with loads of minerals. This wine is very lively and would pair well with citrus marinated fish dishes, clams and oysters with nice salinity and light seafood preparations.
November 5, 2013