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Adega Vila Real Premium, Douro 2021
A blend of Portuguese natives, malvasia fina, viosinho, gouveio, this classic Douro blend has a hint of white Rioja about it, with subtle oaky aroma and flavour complemented by a lovely balance between creaminess and freshness.
Price: £9.95 Bottle
Price: £59.50 Case of 6
- White Wine
- 2 - Dry
- Now to 2024
- 13% Alcohol
- oak used but not v. noticeable
- Cork, agglomerate
Adega Vila Real
Formed in 1955, this revitalised co-op is in the town of Vila Real in Portugal’s Douro valley, situated in the north-east of the country.
It sources its grapes from 1100 growers across the region, using native Douro grape varieties like malvasia fina for whites and tinta roriz (tempranillo), touriga franca and touriga nacional for the reds.
The grapes for the Old Vines in Young Hands wines we buy come from gnarly old vines grown on ancient terraces. By contrast, the winemaking team is the youthful, dynamic and talented Rui Madeira and Luis Cortinhas, part of a generation of winemakers who have been revolutionising Douro wines since the beginning of the 21st century.
They use these traditional grape varieties to make fresh, balanced and easy-drinking wines, and this modern approach has clearly paid off – they’ve already won a plethora of awards from across the world.