Vulcanico Branco Azores 2018
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The Portuguese archipelago of the Azores is home to a winemaking tradition that dates back to the 15th century. This group of islands is home to a singular terroir and microclimate, one that draws close comparison to the island of Santorini. Owner and winemaker Antonio Maçanita, whose heritage is directly tied to the Azores, has been a force of rejuvenation and rediscovery here. 50% Arinto dos Açores and 50% Verdelho, this 2018 Volcanico Branco is crafted from 15+ year old vineyards less than 50m from the Atlantic Ocean. The wine is tropical but intensely maritime, with pineapple and passion fruit interwoven with seaweed, wet stone and sea spray. Salty and intensely mineral driven on the palate, it’s a no brainer with seafood.