Branco Vulcânico 2018
Un blanc insulaire avec toute la force montagneuse et atlantique des Açores. Minéral et salin avec beaucoup de fruits tropicaux. Frais et avec une très bonne acidité. Grand vin d’António Maçanita.
Vignoble et élaboration
L'avis des experts
The 2018 Branco Vulcânico is mostly Arinto dos Açores, plus 15% Verdelho. It is unoaked and comes in at 12.5% alcohol, and with a pH of 3.5. Winemaker Antonio Maçanita says that this comes in between the regular Arinto and the Arinto Sur Lie in style. Fresh, a little spicy and very perky, this shows reasonable concentration, a long finish and some notable grip. It is also well integrated and balanced, though. I'm not sure this felt like a long-ager to me, but Antonio assured me that he never had a wine from the Azores that was dead, and this will last "forever." Let's start here with something a little more realistic and take that in stages. Forever is a long time.-Mark Squires.