Vila Regia Branco 2017, Douro

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Portuguese white wines give you a taste of something new. A blend of classic, sustainably produced, native grapes of Malvasia Fina, Rabigato, Viosinho, Gouveio (Verdelho) and Códega. It's an aromatic, tropical fruit salad from the highlands of the Douro region. A fantastic wine on its own or as an accompaniment to fish and vegetarian dishes such a coconut curry with a hint of spice. This pairing will bring out the aromatics in both the dish and the wine.

Alternatively, simply pour yourself a chilled glass, and enjoy its passion fruit and pineapple flavours with a satisfied smile on your face.

Take five of Portugal's best white wine grape varieties, put them in the hands of top winemaker Luís Sottomayor, and you'll have Vila Regia Branco. Discover why Portugal's special white wines are so popular
1 review(s)
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Percentage Alcohol

13.0

Region

Douro

Grape Variety

ArrayMalvasia, Verdejo

Country

Portugal

Style

ArrayFruity Dry White, Unoaked White

Vintage

2017

Food Match

ArraySalads & Herbs, Shellfish, Vegetarian

Vegetarian

Vegetarian

£7.99
  • Meet The Producer

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The Producer

World-class winemaker Luís Sottomayor first produced Douro Valley's Vila Regina in 1989, long before table wines were being made in the fortified production dominated valley.

The grapes are selected from choice vineyards in the upper Douro and majority are found at altitude.
Luís Sottomayor's aim is to produce bright, lively wines for youthful drinking, quite the opposite to the fortified age-worthy numbers he produces at Sandemans and Casa Ferreirinha.

Winemaking

A blend of five native Portuguese grape 25% Malvasia Fina, 25% Rabigato, 25% Viosinho, 15% Gouveio (Verdelho), 10% Códega.

These varieties are classically used in Douro white wines. The grapes were gently crushed and pressed so that only the best juice is extracted. The juice is fermented at a cool temperature ensure beautiful, bright lemon, tropical and floral notes ensuring the flavours are crisp and pure.
The wine is allowed to settle in stainless steel tanks and then bottled without ageing to ensure freshness and the expression of primary fruit flavours.

The Region

Steep slopes, hot summers, rocky, nutrient-rich soil and history make up the vineyards for the Douro Valley.
Vina Regina vineyards are no exception. Located in the elevated, schist soils of the Douro highlands, the vines and winemakers are well adapted to the scorching hot summers and steep slopes with deep running vine roots. The deep roots draw all the water from the limestone soils and create stability. Vines tend to be lower yielding while creating wines of greater quality. The winemakers understand the land and understand how the use of altitude can combat the heat - did you know for every 100m climbed, on average, the temperature drops by 1C?
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Pleasant Portuguese

Thirst quenching, balanced wine with a pleasant aftertaste.
I'd buy it again.

By Douglas on 28th December 2018

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Kale, Quinoa and Roasted Pumpkin Pilaf

A tasty vegan pilaf for all occasions, whip up this simple, healthy dish to satisfy any guest - carnivore or herbivore - all will devour this with a glass of Vila Regia Branco.
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Prawn Croquettes

A great snack or tapas dish, these prawn croquettes just need a drop of fresh, fruity rosé or aromatic Douro white to set them off!
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Fusion Prawn And Vegetable Curry

The fragrance and flavours of coconut, chilli and ginger hold their own and can only be complemented by a fruity, light white such as the Vila Regia Branco from Douro, Portugal.
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