José Maria da Fonseca - Quinta de Camarate Dry White 2012, Regional Setúbal
Tasted March 2012
Grapes - 75% Alvarinho and 25% Verdelho
Appearance - clear and bright, pale lemon-green hue. Very few visible tears and a trace of tartrates.
Nose - clean, youthful with medium plus intensity aromatics. Upfront there's tropical notes of pineapple, some fresh stone fruits, green fruit motes of aple, some stony minerality and ripe citric lemony notes.
Palate - ranging off-dry, medium acidity, medium plus body and medium alcohol. A medium plus flavour intensity with more ripe stone fruits than the nose, very ripe green apple, tropical notes of pineapple and melon and some macerated lime notes. Medium plus length with just a hint of herbaceous
Conclusions (15,25/20) - Good quality, nice aromatic and flavour profile with enough fruit weight and adequate enjoyable length. Very smooth, velvety palate, seamlessly caressing the whole of your mouth while going down effortlessly. Sweetish character. A soft acidity, a little to soft for me, which is striping of some vivacity that would be appreciated. Very composed wine that I see the majority loving just not my style.