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Arinto

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An indigenous grape to Portugal that produces exceptional, age-worthy whites with the ability to evolve over 7 or more years; revealing flavors of beeswax and nuts.

Primary Flavors

  • Lemon Zest
  • Grapefruit
  • Hazelnut
  • Beeswax
  • Chamomile

Taste Profile

Bone-dry

Medium-light Body
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None Tannins

High Acidity

11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling

  • SERVE
    45–55°F / 7-12°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    White

  • DECANT
    No

  • CELLAR
    5–10 Years

Food Pairing

Arinto makes an excellent pairing with richer seafood including Portugal’s famous bacalhau (salt cod) due to it’s high acidity and lemon-zest like flavors.

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James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly

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