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Paseo White 2012

The Experience

Drink When...
You want the best of both worlds
Listen To...
Two Worlds Collide by Inspiral Carpets
Think About...
Fresh and tropical, I say!
Drink With...
Sardines served with spinach and fries

Paseo, we would be so bold as to venture, lies midway between the flavour profile of Vinho Verde and Albariño and we think it has the best of both, as a bread manufacturer once said. It has the fresh, breezy, lemony charm of Vinho Verde in northern Portugal and elements of the tangy, tropical flavours of Albariño, from over the border and up the Spanish coast in Rías Baixas. However, it has a lower price than the average rate for Vinho Verde and Albariño – it’s win win, basically.

The Vital Statistics

Country
Portugal
Region
Lisboa
Classification
Vinho Regional Lisboa
Vintage
2012
Drink
2422
Closure
Screwcap
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
12.5%
Alcohol Units
9.5

In stock

£5.75

£5.75

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The Style

Grape
Chardonnay, Arinto, Fernao Pires, Vital Rabo de Ovelha
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

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David Williams in The Guardian 19/1/14: "Oddbins may be smaller in scale than in its heyday, but its wine range is right back on form. This racy, floral white and its juicy berry-scented red partner, are rare examples of wines at this pricepoint that actually taste like wine as opposed to chemicals or alcoholic jam."

Paseo is made by Casa Santos Lima, who also produce the popular Quinta Bons Ventos, and is made with local grape varieties Arinto, Fernao Pires, Vital Rabo de Ovelha, as well as Chardonnay.

Bright lemon in colour, it is very aromatic, with zesty lemon and lime notes combined with tropical fruits and some green apple hints. It is a very balanced wine, with good structure and refreshing acidity.

Very pale yellow color. Floral citrus, grassy herb and watery stone on the nose with a faint tropical aroma. Citrus and tropical fruit on the palate, which is broadly dry across the tongue. The mid-palate sweetens a bit, emphasizing citrus, followed by a nice combo of gentle acidity & mineral. The finish dries out a bit and the grassy character joins the fruit, with consistent mineral. In fact, it’s kind of like a heartier Vinho Verde. I like a bit more “zing” in my white wines, but the pillowy body of this wine has its appeal. It’s enjoyable, a bit different and certainly a nice find for such a price.


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