Today's LCBO find takes us to the Douro region of Portugal.
While the Douro may be known to you for its Port wine production, its non-fortified wines are highly noteworthy in their own right. Today's find, Cabral Reserva 2020, from Porto Cabral, is a highly aromatic white blend you will want to discover.
About Porto Cabral
Porto Cabral was founded in 1996 by Emanuel A. Cabral, a recognized Port and still wine authority in the Douro. The company is hailed for its Port production, but the brand has expanded its offering given Cabral's love of still wine.
In addition to their dedication to great Port and wine is the company's mission and aspiration:
Create long-term partnerships based on trust, transparency and integrity.
Develop competitive and effective marketing strategies to make our products leaders in their respective categories.
Offer a diversified range of products of great value to consumers.
About Cabral Reserva 2020
This fun white blend has never met a dish it couldn't match. Its acidity and rich palate profile from nine months in used oak barrels make it a food pairing joy.
Cabral Reserva is a blend of hand-harvested Gouveio, Arinto Viosinho et Rabigato. On the nose, pear, peach, and white flowers take centre stage. On the palate, zesty acidity and salinity amongst flavours of bosc pear, honeysuckle, and white pepper provide a long finish.
The Cabral Reserva 2020 can be found at the LCBO for $14.95 in Vintages.