Vinos Pinol Portal Blanc 2008

White Blends from Spain

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Item No. 100811
  • white wine
  • RP90
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Winemaker's Notes

A young white wine with a bright pale yellow/green hue. Virgin must is fermented at a controlled temperature, resulting in a fruity and aromatic wine with a powerful suggestion of tropical fruit (pineapple, banana, pear) and Chinese fruit litchis. Lingering hints of scrubland herbs and white rose. Juicy in mouth, smooth, fresh and well balanced acidity. Enjoy with a wide variety of seafood (especially soft fishes), oysters and pasta.

Varietals: Garnatxa 70%, Sauvignon Blanc 20%, Viognier 5% and Macabeo 5%.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2008 Portal White is composed of 70% Garnacha Blanco, 20% Sauvignon Blanc, and the balance Macabeu and Viognier fermented and aged in stainless steel. It delivers a complex nose of mineral, dried herbs, fresh apples, and gooseberry. This is followed by a vibrant, intense, spicy wine with superb balance and length. It defines the meaning of over-delivering."
90 Points

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The winery Vinos Piñol is located in the town of Batea. This town is 45 miles south of Barcelona in the high mountains of Tarragona. 1300 ft above the Mediterranean Sea, the Terra Alta region is located next to Priorat, enjoying the same climate conditions and altitude as the Priorat wine region. Vinos Piñol enjoys a high Mediterranean, with very hot days and cold nights with...

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The third largest country in production, Spain ranks first in land under vine. Diversity and innovation are the key factors bringing Spain back into the world wine market. The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino...

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