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2010 Quinta Lagoalva 'Espirito Lagoalva' Branco, Ribatejo, Portugal

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Wine Notes

Alvarinho, Arinto, Fernao Pires, Sauvignon Blanc and Verdelho.

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $14

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  • Ribatejo is an administrative region of central Portugal. It is not to be confused with its similar-sounding eastern neighbor, Alentejo. A warm, dry area, it is also Portugal's only landlocked region – though it is influenced considerably by the Tejo river (Tagus in English) which influences its name.

    Until Portugal's 2009 comprehensive wine-legislation review, wine labels from this area were relatively simple. The lower-level VR (Vinho Regional) wines were labeled as Ribatejano VR, while the higher-quality DOC wines were Ribatejo DOC. Now, however, the words have been tweaked and they stand as Tejo VR and Do Tejo DOC. To complicate matters further, the Portuguese name changes came at a similar time as those made at the European legislative level, so the VR (Vinho Regional) category is now an Indicacoes Geograficas Protegidas (IGP).

  • Portugal has undergone something of a wine revolution in the past couple of decades, updating its winemaking technologies, styles and attitudes. This archetypal Old World country has long been famous for little more than its fortified wines (Port and Madeira) and tart, light ...more

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