Portugal's Douro region is best known for producing port and, increasingly, red table wines from port grapes. Whites from the region are something of a niche interest.
Where port is big, alcoholic and sweet, this Douro white is clean, lean and refreshing, the sort of wine for sipping in the garden on a hot summer's day or for serving as an aperitif.
Made from a blend of grapes, it includes some Rabigato, part of the Muscat family which gives just a hint of grapey florality.
It also comes highly and widely recommended:
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Elegant, well-made and versatile, it is a wine you can keep coming back to for refreshments rather than one that makes a big splash on first impression.
Fresh and mineral, it would also stand up to deep-fried fish or a seafood stew
Douro Vinteiro, 2019 - Aldi (£5.99)
orchard and white stone fruit, white flowers; fresh and citrussy with floral aromatics, melon fruit, slatey minerality and a whiff of white pepper; lean, tangy and well-made.
A versatile food wine, match with summer picnic foods, mixed seafood or fish and chips.