Quinta Do Monte D'oiro Madrigal 2013 750ml
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Quinta Do Monte D'oiro Madrigal Viognier 2013

Lisboa - Portugal

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Rated 92 by Robert Parker
The 2013 Madrigal is all Viognier, aged in a mixture of tank (60%) and new French oak (40%). To my mind, this will take its place with the best Madrigals – which is a pretty good place to be. Controlling its oak pretty well, even at this young age, this shows fine concentration and persistence on the finish, yet a certain gracefulness that makes it wonderfully appealing. It is a beautifully balanced Madrigal that puts it all together, combining a sunny demeanor, fine fruit and good aromatics. As it continues to evolve, it may yet improve. You can most certainly drink this now, but I suspect a year in the cellar will do it a lot of good, too.

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Varietal: Viognier

There are few white wines in the world with as much of a floral, elegant and summery aroma as those made from the Viognier grape. This fine varietal has been grown in and around the Rhone region of France for centuries, and is believed to have been brought to France by an ancient Roman Emperor, who wished to spread this special grape around his growing empire. Today, wineries in the New World are beginning to experiment with this grape, which is notoriously difficult to grow and highly susceptible to mildew. Vintners must time their harvest just right, as the distinctive fruit-forward and extremely aromatic juices lose much of their character if they are picked too early, or too late. Due to its delicate nature, Viognier wines are often blended, or are allowed to develop noble rot to intensify their characteristics.

Country: Portugal

One of the oldest regions of Portugal for wine production and vine cultivation is the Bairrada, the lush and clay-rich region responsible for an impressive range of red, white and rosé wines of exceptional quality. As with much of the country, this region benefits from long, hot summers, allowing the grapes to ripen to full maturity and thus carry a wide range of flavors and aromas. However, each region of Portugal produces wines which reach a high level of quality, from the more urbanized regions around Lisbon and Porto, where the famous fortified and Colares wines originate, to the island of Madeira and the Dao river valley, which each have their own distinctive wine cultures. The several thousand years of viticultural history in Portugal has allowed Portuguese wineries to master their own traditional techniques, which are still employed to this day across the country, yielding excellent results for the world to enjoy.