The grapes for this wine were planted in cracks in a lava bed at the foot of a volcanic mountain. The vineyards are planted close to the ocean so you can hear the crabs sing. The vines are protected by lava rock walls known as currais.
Aroma: A tad funky but not unappealingly so. Notes of cantaloupe, pineapple and pineapple jam on wholewheat toast.
Palate: The slight bit of funk on the nose dissipates and replaced by pineapple upside down cake. Not much depth.
Food Match: North American Chinese such as “pineapple chicken”.
Personality: I am short tempered with not a huge amount of intellectual ability.
Cellarbility: Will not improve but will hold until the end of 2024.
Price: In Portugal 33 Euros.
RKS 2023 Wine Rating: 88/100.
(Arinto dos Açores Antonio Macanita 2018, D.O. Pico, Azores Wine Company