An excellent Sauvignon Blanc from Bairrada

The Bairrada region in central/northern Portugal stands out as the Portuguese region that most champions its local grape varieties; Baga for reds and Bical for whites. And whilst this producer, Quinta dos Abibes, does grow both varieties, they do not focus on them with varietal wines, instead producing mostly blends using both Portuguese and foreign varieties, including some very good sparkling wines.

However, one of the few varietals they do make is this Sauvignon Blanc, which, as far as I know, is the only Sauvignon Blanc produced in the Bairrada region.
Costing €10.49 at Apolónia, this is one of the best value-for-money Portuguese Sauvignon Blancs I have yet to try.

The wine is a pale lemony yellow with hints of green, great freshness on the nose, with tropical fruit and peachy aromas mingling with notes of green grass. In the mouth, the wine is dry with good body and well-balanced acidity. 

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