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São Filipe branco 2004, V.R. Terras do Sado**HERITAGE WINE**

Color: light yellow with green nuances.
Nose: expressive, fresh, with spices, flowers, some fruit, nice maturity (a touch of "firne"), minerals, beautiful waxy nuances, complexity and very clean and open style, not unlike a very good Riesling.
Taste: dry, very fresh, piquant, rich, round, with loads of beautiful minerals, waxy nuances and some fruit, very good intensity, a small attractive hint of bitterness, ripe and round, scintillating freshness, very clean, great balance and some complexity.
Finish: long, intense, fanning-out, complex, scintillating freshness, loads of minerals, a touch of sweetness (ripe fruit), some spices, impressions of wax, resembling a luxurious Riesling.

* An impressive dry wine with a strong identity, very pure and intense, loaded with beautiful minerally and waxy nuances, some maturity (age), fruit, spices and also richness, perfectly matched by a scintillating freshness and complexity, resembling a very good Riesling with excellent balance.

- Can be drunk now, will keep up to 2009, maybe a year longer.

- Tasting this wine without knowing its provenance will confuse many professionals. It is hard to imagine this fresh, intense wine comes from "warm" Portugal. It is by no means modern, but it has all the qualities the best modern wines possess. It must be the old vines (Fernão Pires and Siria = Roupeiro) giving this wine its intensity and depth. The wine is very clean and clear in style, it is a highly original wine and really exciting to taste such a unique wine that will please most discerning palates. People who like good dry Riesling styled wines will love it.  A real gem waiting to be discovered by importers and wine amateurs alike. The price is exceptionally modest for this superb quality.

- lotnr.: ?
- tasted: 10-07-’07
- estimated retail price ca. 5,00 euro
- average production: unknown
-  Filipe Jorge Palhoça, (Mr. Nuno Palhoça) Av. Liberdade nº 112, 2965 - 575  Águas de Moura.  Adega:  Estrada nacional nº 5 - Agualva de Cima 2965  Poceirão, tel.: + 351 265 995 886 & + 351 91  970 9324, e-mail: