Not only do the Portuguese make red table wines, they also make white ones that are every bit as food-friendly as the reds. This one from Alvaro Castro is a blend of native varieties dominated by encruzado and cercial, and shows smells of almost tropical fruits on the nose, with hints of lemon citrus and dried hay in the mix. The palate is more medium-bodied in weight, with a rounded mouthfeel from the use of moderate oak, yellow citrus flavours, bright acidity, and a decent, refreshing finish. These wines are great with sheep's milk cheese, or even Vietnamese dishes.
A sister wine to Alvaro’s lovely Dão tinto, this is an extremely good wine for the money. It has a lovely shape, spreading and filling then trimming as it runs along the palate. Straw and limestone, lemon sherbert/barley water, with leesy texture mid-palate. Finishes deliciously dry.