With hundreds of native varieties and varied terroirs, Portugal produces a huge range of wines.
This new Estrada Douro White is intended to be reminiscent of the Portuguese wines enjoyed by the growing number of British holidaymakers travelling to Portugal each year.
It also adds to the Co-op's range of green, organic, sustainably-sourced wines, made in harmony with the environment, adopting eco-friendly practices across its vineyards from minimalizing water wastage to reducing carbon emission through sustainable viticulture methods.
The Douro is known most for port and, increasingly, red wines; whites are something of a novelty - over here at least.
Estrada Douro White 2019 (£8, The Co-op) crisp, fresh and floral, it is a thirst-quencher with citrus, orchard fruit and minerality.
Improves with some aeration.
A versatile food wine, match with seafood or peri peri dishes.