Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Cister da Ribeira White Wine 2007

Wine: Cister da Ribeira White Wine 2007
Origin: Douro, Portugal
Blend: 30% Codega do Larinho, 30% Gouveico, 20% Viosinho, 20% Rabigato
Alcohol content: 13.0%
Bottle closure: Natural Cork
Purchase Date: August 2008
Purchase Price: $8.99

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Appearance: Clean, clear, and bright pale yellow color. Nose: Tempting floral notes mixed with tropical fruits and citrics. Mouth: Good acidity, refreshing and soft, well-balanced."

ABC Wines review: A pale silver-gold in color, this white wine blend has a pleasing fragrance of tropical fruit (pineapple) and tree fruit (pear) with citrus notes. Slightly acidic on the palate, the flavors are muted and seem rather diluted. The finish brings out more acidity, though not to excess, but doesn't otherwise develop the flavor any further. A light wine to be served with light dishes, or even as an aperitif. Our score: Average, possibly a bit better.

Winery website: Quinta de Ventozelo.

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