Mar do Inferno means “sea of hell”, this Arinto grown on sedimentary soils with a high limestone content, within a breath (or a good gust of wind) of the Atlantic ocean just north of Lisbon. Grapes are harvested in the middle of the night, cool fermented in steel before short maturation in concrete; this is all about the fruit.
The nose is quite pronounced, a refreshing cocktail of citrus zest, floral notes and even a hint of hazelnut. Bright and bracing on the open, the palate is marked by a silky texture, fine chalk and a saline influence, with fleshy hints of stone fruit, finishing clean and crisp with a citrus twist and nice length.
Magnificent with seafood, particularly shellfish dishes, try with buttery garlic prawns, it can even handle spicy dishes.
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