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Quinta da Lixa  branco 2003, D.O.C. Vinho Verde **HERITAGE WINE**

Colour: very light white green with a slight mist of minuscule CO2 bubbles
Nose: medium expressive, delicious, fresh, complex, with impressions of honey, flowers, white fruit, yeast, minerals, spices, nuances of raisins, peaches and apricots, even a touch of creaminess.
Taste: dry, a slight hint of CO2 bubbles, very fresh, intense, quite full-bodied, piquant, impressions of fresh, green apples, some spices, some green, slightly vegetal impressions, some fruit and earthy nuances, cool and refreshing acidity - CO2 combination.
Finish: not very long, with both, very fresh and piquant acidity, with green and herby nuances and ripe, spicy and fruity impressions. Clean and fresh.

* One of the most refreshing and "cool" styles of wine. Has the freshness, dryness and piquancy of  a regular Vinho Verde, but also the serious and vinous richness with ripe fruit, spices, flowers, intensity and complexity of more serious wines. A rare but highly enjoyable combination.

- Can be drunk now, will keep till 2005.

- Excellent wine maker in the Northern part of Portugal, using only high quality grapes for this wine and with no doubt modern vinification techniques. If you are looking for freshness, but want more than freshness alone, this wine is a very good option. Not as smooth and creamy, but also not as expensive as a Vinho Verde made from the "Alvarinho" grape. High quality for a very affordable price in a luxurious Bordeaux bottle.

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- tasted: 17-03-’04

- estimated retail price ca. 5,50 euro

- average production: not known

- Sociedade Agricola Quinta da Lixa, Monte 4615 Lixa, Portugal / tel.: +351-255491710 / fax.: + 351-255491711  / e-mail: / web site:

- Export agent: Vinko, Rua Candido dos Reis, 575, 4400-075 Villa Nova de Gaia, tel.: + 351-22 377 33 30 / fax.: + 351-22-375 37 35 / e-mail: / web site: