Víuva Gomes Collares Branco 2010 – Colares, Portugal

IMG_2586100% Malvasia. An interesting little wine from the Colares wine region of Portugal. Squished between the hills of Sintra and the Atlantic ocean, the region is home to vines that – like the vines used for this wine – were never grafted because they grew too close to the sea for phylloxera to take hold. Like many Portuguese whites, a flinty, mineral character with some breezy ocean notes on it. I drank this with friends who also tend toward reds and it really caught everyone’s attention. I picked up a 375ml at Astor Wine and Spirits in the East Village, NYC for around $35.

  • Rating: Impressive
  • Name: Collares Branco 2010
  • Winery: Víuva Gomes
  • Region: Colares
  • Country: Portugal 
  • Varietals: Malvasia de Colares
  • Price: $35
  • Where to Buy: Astor Wine and Spirits, 399 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003

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