Wine of the Week 10/16/18
Return of Ramos!
Our new wine of the week is
Vila Santos Loios Branco
Regularly $9.99/On sale for $7.96
Several weeks ago, we featured a delicious Portuguese red blend that became one our most popular Wines of the Week this year. (in fact, someone came to the shop looking for some as I was typing this up!). What our customers didn't know is that we tasted both a red and a white wine from Vila Santa, and they were both amazing for the price. So here you are, due to the popularity of the red blend: Vila Santa Loios White!
João Ramos is one of the success stories of the modern Portuguese wine industry. In a relatively short time his eponymous winery has grown to one of the largest in the Alentejo. The Alentejo is where Portugal’s climate finally escapes the Atlantic influence, and the scenery changes to large, gently undulating plains that experience baking hot summers and cold winters. It is a region with the potential to make extrovert, ripe wines with a taste of the sun about them. The winery gets its name from the title given in the 15th century to the members of the ancient Priest Congregation of St. John Evangelist, known simply as Loios. Loios monks have always had a deep connection to the history of Alentejo, especially to its wines. Thus, this wine has been named after them and is made from traditional grape varieties of the region, Roupeiro (also known as Alva, Codega, and Síria!) and Rabo de Ovelha (Sheep's Tail!) Fresh but persistent, this white wine will match with most food, and is delicious on its own. Come in and try!