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    Quinta do Romeu Branco Reserva, Douro '18


    Quinta do Romeu Branco Reserva, Douro '18

    One of the experiences that I miss the most during this pandemic is traveling to Portugal. My journeys through the wine country always leads me back to the spectacularly beautiful Douro Valley. While most people that travel to the Douro only go to the heart of Cima Corgo and the village of Pinhão, there is so much more to this region. 

    One of my favorite places to visit and producers to see is Quinta do Romeo, located in the upper reaches of the Douro Superior in the village of Jerusalém do Romeu. The Menéres family has a 100+ year history in agriculture in the region, one of the prominent producers of olive oil, cork, and of course, wine. The "wine thing" is really the newest part of what Quinta do Romeu does, but they do it so well, and in a place that really is its own unique part of the Douro. 

    Jerusalém do Romeu is a transitional zone into the cooler Trás-os-Montes region. As such, the weather here is much more moderate than what is typically thought of in the rest of the Douro Valley. The alcohol levels in the Romeu wines are typically 12.5% to 13.5%, a full degree or two lower than the rest of the Douro. 

    Due to this moderating influence, one of the very best Douro white wines is this one from Quinta do Romeu. It is a field blend of organically-cultivated traditional Douro varieties including Gouveio (Godello), Viosinho, Arinto and Rabigato. Hand-harvested and spontaneously fermented in tank. 25% of the volume finishes fermentation in used 500L Austrian barrels where it ages on the fine lees with batonnage for about six months. 

    The wine is bright with acidity, floral sapidity, and consummate drinkability. It has subtle texture and weight, ripe stone and citrus fruit as well as mineral presence. Expressive and incredibly fresh. This is a white that can hold up to substantial dishes - richer fish, hearty potatoes that are roasted or fried, and firm cheeses.

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    Producer Quinta do Romeu


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