December 2, 2019
We pick up where we left off in November with the branco version of the Paxis blends from VR Lisboa. The particular bottle, like the tinto we talked of previously, is one of the “Bulldog” series, supposedly inspired by the producer (DFJ Vinhos) and the chants he’d heard while attending sports events in the UK. However obtuse the reference, the white blend is our favorite of the two, and makes for an excellent weeknight wine.
The blend features Arinto, Fernão Pires, Alvarinho, and Chardonnay, and for me the Arinto really takes a step forward in the mix. The spicy nature comes through on the nose, with a moderate amount of body, and broad tropical and pineapple flavors. It was just dry enough to work with the moules mariniére we had to celebrate our first Saturday night in the new house. 12%abv
Vintage & Producer: 2017 DFJ Vinhos
From: VR Lisboa
Style: Moderate-density, fruity white
Varieties: Arinto, Fernão Pires, Alvarinho, and Chardonnay
Price: about $10 at the local wine shop