Altano Branco, Douro 2017
Mountain fresh! From grapes sourced at high altitude, including Moscatel that adds aroma and an exotic twist, this delicious wine from the Symington stable has a limey zing, lovely mineral notes and a clean refreshing finish.
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Style||Dry and full|
|Grapes||Malvasia Fina, Viosinho, Rabigato, Códega de Larinho & Moscatel Galego.|
|Drinking Guide||Drink Now|
|Food Match||Shellfish, Crustacea|
The Symington family is behind famous names such as Graham’s and Dow’s, but there are also table wines well worth exploring. Produced mainly from malvasia grapes grown in the Vilariça Valley, this Altano has a subtle floral perfume and a gloriously crisp, minerally dry finish.
The Symington's most widely-available brand of Douro table wine. Very fresh nose is dominated at the moment by the minor Muscat ingredient. Super fresh and excellent texture though definitely more commercial than artisan. Good, solid commercial wine with some faint suggestion of high elevation stoniness. Quite persistent for a wine at this price.