Grapelive: Wine of the Day October 16, 2015

2014Reguiero2014 Quinto do Regueiro, Alvarinho Reserva, Moncao e Melgaco, Portugal.
One of the best white wine deals around, I adore the Regueiro Alvarinho (Albarino) from Portugal is an intense and lazar sharp wine with Riesling like energy and old vine character. Regueiro has a unique Alvarinho clone, taken from their 200 year old own rooted old parcel of vines and this adds to the complexity and soul of the wine. The Regueiro Alvarinho starts with bright citrus, leesy brioche, spicy mineral and a mix of white flowers and sea breeze leading to a vivacious palate of lime, unripe green apple, white peach and mango fruits, riveting mouth watering acids plus a subtle underlying density which comes through in the glass, finishing with a lavish flourish and lingering stone fruit, chalk dust and river stones. Quinto do Regueiro’s Alvarinho Reserva is a gem, a wonderful white wine and a great deal, drink over the next 3 to 5 years, best from 2015 to 2018.
($16 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive