Quinta de Chocapalha Arinto 2016
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Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Arinto, sourced from 30-year-old vines, is the latest in a brand that is one of my favorite overachievers from Chocapalha. It comes in at 12.5% alcohol. This is another fine one. It has excellent acidity but a bit more depth than the 2015, if not quite its laser burst of acidity. All unoaked, it is pure and fresh, with the ability to age. (Tasting the 2008 next to it proved that, by the way.) The acidity of this grape is always a preservative and it ages well in many regions. If you like them lighter in style and crispy, this is a great warm-weather choice at a bargain price.
Wine SpectatorLively but focused, this crisp white packs savory spice, dried herb and citrus fruit flavors and ample mineral accents into a light- to medium-bodied profile. Clean and expressive, with lip-smacking acidity. Drink now. 1,720 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastVery much the local white grape, Arinto benefits from the relatively cool climate of the region to give a delicious, crisp wine. It is aromatic, full of citrus flavors with a zesty, mineral edge. Drink this wine now.