Quinta da Raza Dom Diogo Vinho Verde 2019 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Quinta da Raza Dom Diogo Vinho Verde 2019
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Quinta da Raza Dom Diogo Vinho Verde 2019

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750ml
$16.99

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Category White Wine
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Region Portugal, Vinho Verde
Brand Quinta da Raza
Alcohol/vol 12%

We have been following and loving Portughese wines, both whites and reds for the last couple of years. This is a new white find with very limited inventory, so come and get it ASAP! Located inland in the Vinho Verde region, Quinta da Raza is the home and passion of Jose Diogo and Mafalda Teixeira Coelho. Quinta da Raza has a unique terroir created by the gentle slopes and exposure to the sun. The soil benefits from its granite origins with areas of schist and clay. It has a microclimate created by the mountains in the west and the valley of the Tamega river which prevents the influence of the Atlantic winds. The valley creates a shelter resulting in less rain and a greater temperature range. The vineyards are subject to more sun than perhaps other vineyards in the Vinho Verde Region, which are important factors for the development of the vines. Moreover, the average altitude of Quinta da Raza is 820 feet, which corresponds to the best average altitude suited for growing grapes. 

Arinta is made of a white Portugese grape variety documented mainly along coastal vineyards surrounding Bucelas and Lisbon. Arinto shows marked citrus qualities with more stone fruit as it ages. Aged in stainless steel, this 2019 Dom Diogo was the most delicious Vinho Verde we have ever tasted! 




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Arinto was once notable for creating long-lived white wines in Bucelas. Here, at an estate in the inland hills of Vinho Verde, it grew a deliciously ripe 2019 with "fruit off the charts" as one taster said, pointing to the canteloupe, citrus and star fruit flavors he found in the wine. For me it was more like drippingly juicy pear cleaned up by the malic acidity of green apples. Then it ends on the savor of raw almonds. It's compellingly drinkable, a stony white that's waiting for a place next to Dungeness crab, as it shares that same pale buttery savor.

Peter Liem, June 2020
Wine Enthusiast
  • we87

The Arinto, as at home in Vinho Verde as Alentejo, is a bright, crisp and dry wine. Apple flavors are mixed with citrus acidity, light and bright but with a final mineral edge. Drink now.

Roger Voss, July 1, 2020
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The 2019 Arinto Dom Diogo, tasted about 10 weeks after bottling, comes in at 12% alcohol, 6.9 grams per liter of residual sugar and 7.5 grams of total acidity. This has a bit of fizz (0.5 bar) and it is noticeable, but it is not too much. That's a change from last year's, which had none. This is fresh, lively and rather classic in its familiar style. It tastes great, but its sunny, light-on-its-feet style, with the acidity and the fizz lifting up the fruit, makes it a delight. It's worth leaning up today-it's a perfect summer refresher-but drink it very young for best results. Ideally, consume it this summer. There were 6,000 cases produced.

Mark Squires, April 30, 2020

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