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Quinta do Romeu Branco Reserva, Douro '17

Douro Valley

Quinta do Romeu Branco Reserva, Douro '17

We take you back to the end of the world, through the upper reaches of the Douro Superior in Portugal, to Quinta do Romeu! As the northernmost estate in the Douro, this wine feels like it's from entirely different world in comparison to their (relative) neighbors. Restrained, balanced fruit, lower alcohol levels and brilliant minerality, it's remarkable when you start to realize how vast one micro-climate can be from another, while under a single appellation.

This feature feels additionally special, as we get to highlight Romeu's only white wine produced! In a region historically dominated by red varietals, this is absolutely refreshing. But as aforementioned, the terroir of Jerusalém do Romeu is a perfect match for more than just red wines.

A field blend of organically-cultivated traditional Douro varieties including Gouveio (Godello), Viosinho, Arinto and Rabigato. Hand-harvested and spontaneously fermented in tank. 25% of the volume finishes fermentation in used 500L Austrian barrels where it ages on the fine lees with batonnage for about six months. The wine does not go through malolactic fermentation.

You could say the winemaking at Romeu is sensitive minimalist. The wine is bright with acidity, floral sapidity, and consummate drinkability. The white has subtle texture and weight, ripe stone and citrus fruit as well as mineral presence. Expressive and incredibly fresh. This is a white that can hold up to substantial dishes - richer fish, hearty potatoes that are roasted or fried, and firm cheeses.




Producer Quinta do Romeu
Vintage 2017


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