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Review for Alves de Sousa Reserva Pessoal Branco 2002

    gabriellaopaz Wine Blogger Agosto 22, 2007
    Made from Gouveio, Malvasia Fina, Viosinho and several other noble white grapes from the Douro, the wine was macerated for 24 hours; decanted; fermented in new oak barrels with “batonnage”, and finally, aged for 6 months in new French oak and another six months in bottle. I honestly haven't had many Douro whites, making it a fun experiment to taste a five year old white wine blended with grapes that are honestly, a little foreign to me. A dark golden color that almost reminded me of the flesh of a ripe white peach with slightly restrained aromas of honey, pear and minerals. Although fun on the nose, reminding me of Monastrell, I found the palate lacking in both acidity and flavor. It was honestly quite difficult for me to pick up anything other than a hint of nuttiness right at the end of the finish.  
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