REGION: Tejo, Portugal
VARIETIES: Chardonnay, Arinto
When our resident winemaker, Ian, went on a tasting trip to Tejo, he wasn't sure what he'd find. The first tasting was certainly one of the highlights, producing a wide range of wines at very different price points, always with a style that is very typical of the region: crisp, mineral and almost bitter-almond in flavour. This is a remarkable sparkling wine, using one traditional variety and one indigenous one, as is often the way here. Quite distinct vibrant flavours and a wonderful aperitif wine.