Fernao Pires/Maria Gomes

Casa de Paços Fernão Pires 2016, VR Minho, Portugal (N/A in the UK) Has a light spritz, which brings freshness to the ginger-tinged grape, quince and (slightly cooked) red apple flavours, rounded and peachy and just off-dry, would be good with lightly spicy food. B(+) Casa de Paços Loureiro/Arinto 2016, […]

Two white wines from Casa de Paços

Interesting fact: the Fernão Pires grape changes sex and becomes Maria Gomes as you travel further north in Portugal… (In fact many Portuguese grapes have dual identities – Sousão/Vinhão, Aragonez/Tinta Roriz, Trincadeira/Tinta Amarela etc) Tagus Creek Chardonnay/Fernão Pires 2013, Tejo, Portugal (£6.49 Asda) Simple but honest and tasty wine, with […]

Tagus Creek Chardonnay/Fernão Pires 2013