Sunday, August 16, 2009

Day 140 Adega de Pegoes 2008 bought at Vintages for under $10.00

This wine was bought as part of the Spain/Portugal tasting in July at Vintages. This wine is a crisp, summer white, best served chilled with or without food. The wines of Portugal are extremely reasonable and serve as nice alternative to a Sauvignon Blanc. The vintner describes the white wine as grown in the Pegoes region, a Jurassic seabed that makes up the sun-baked plains of Lisbon, are renowned for their scented bouquet and fruity flavor. This is an aromatic medley of rich and juicy summer-ripe fruit, yet refreshingly zesty, crisp and dry. Great wiht Oriental and spicy cuisine. This wine is very fruit forward and is dry, however not as dry as Troy would make you believe. This wine would be great for a summer party, birthday party, and just sitting around drinking out at the pool. I really like this wine for drinking with chicken and fish versus alone, since it is a bit on the dry side. A great value though, for anyone who likes white wine.

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