Campolargo, Borga Branco Brut, Bairrada, Portugal, 2013
(at Wines of Portugal annual tasting, London, 20 Feb 2019)
Drinking Window: 2019 - 2022
The third-generation of the Campolargo family run this estate, known for its traditional-method sparkling wines made from both indigenous and international varieties. This bone-dry blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay is delicious, boasting a broad palate of juicy red apples, zesty grapefruit acidity and chalky mineral tones, with gentle creamy toastiness from 48 months on lees – and now several years in bottle.
Borga Branco Brut