RKS 2023 Wine: Azores Wine Company Arinto dos Açores 2018

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

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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