Quinta Nova Pomares Douro Branco 2017
The Quinta Nova winery dates back to 1764, boasting beautifully situated vineyards on the northern shore of the Douro River in one of the most prestigious sub-regions, Cima Corgo, close to Pinhao. The current owners, the Amorim family, purchased the estate in 1999, but has been a leader in cork production in Portugal since the 1870s. Luisa Amorim, the youngest member of the fourth generation is at the heart and soul of this winery, bringing unsurpassed passion to the project, producing wines based upon a great tradition and modern techniques. The entire estate covers 120 hectares with 85 planted to vines.
Wine SpectatorAn open-knit white, sporting creamed peach, kumquat and melon notes elegantly laced together by fresh, integrated acidity and spice details. Hints of verbena linger into the finish. Viosinho, Gouveio and Rabigato. Drink now through 2020. 5,833 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Branco Pomares Green Label is unoaked, perky and light, clean and fresh. This typical blend (25% Viosinho, 25% Gouveio and 50% Rabigato) is not quite as impressive as the Orange Label this year, but it still handles itself well and makes it a great warm-weather white. Drink it young and fresh. At the price point, it is an easy winner.