Maias Branco Quinta das Maias 2020

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Perfect for:

A light lunch

Looks, Smells, Tastes like:

Pale, Fresh, Zippy

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£12.95

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Maias Branco Quinta das Maias, Organic, high altitude vineyard, Dao, Mavalsia, Encruzado, crisp, fresh, delightful. A fantastic little organic wine made in the lesser known Dao region of Portugal. The Dao is a hot continental climate but parts are covered by a high plateau and some of the vineyard sites are located here at a over 600 metres above sea level. Quinta das Maias is one of those estates. The 15 hectares of vines are in different parcels and all are organic. The high altitude gives lovely acidity to the wine. The white is crisp, yet soft, stone fruits of white peach dominate with a zesty finish. Very drinkable and approachable white wine for all occasions.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Organic
Producer Quinta Das Maias
Country Portugal
Region DAO, Portugal
Vintage 2020
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grapes Encruzado, Malvasia Fina
Terroir Granitic, Sand
Alcohol 13% abv
Maturation Stainless steel
Total Sulphur 86 mg/l
Annual Production 30 - 50,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Best drunk young but very enjoyable up to 5 years

Quinta das Maias is a fantastic little wine farm situated 600 metres above sea level on a high plateau in the Dao region of Portugalwho are certified organic.

Luis Lourenco who runs the estate is proud of this fact and also of his excellent wines which not only offer great, approachable drinkability but also fantastic value for money. The estate was originally planted to vines in the late 19th century, and since changes in law which allow producers more freedom to bottle their own wines, quality has improved drastically, and forward thinking producers like Luis have come to realise the potential of the fantastic granitic terroir and the delicious local grapes varieties, Jaen, Encruzado and Malvasia Fina.

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  1. Ian

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    Eschewing the ubiquitous prosecco, Jane and I broke open this lovely Portuguese number and drank it as an aperitif. It was a warm August day in a middling summer here in rural Aberdeenshire with golden fields of barley stubble around us and just a few hints of Autumn in the cooling westerly breeze. A Thai curry chicken is on the menu, but for now this crisp flavourful wine with …yes stone fruits….peach….is just the ticket. Good price too.

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