Caves Velhas Bucellas 2011 - Portugal, Estremadura, Bucelas
9,78€; 12,5% abv; 100% Arinto. A nice little wine. It smells strongly mineral on opening, but sadly that slight and pleasing reductive character blows off pretty quickly. Instead slight hints of a cold fermentation appear in the form of a slight pear drop aroma. But it's a nice wine despite this with ripe, yellow stone fruit aromas, good bite, high acidity and a general character of bracing crispness coupled to ripe fruit. Fun. At this price it's certainly a wine to buy again.