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Ai Galera, Mistico, Tejo, Portugal, 2017 - July 2018 Wine of the Month

Updated: Aug 25, 2018

Summer is a time to take to the coals, when the sun is shining and the weather is sweet. This month we bring you a great value Portuguese wine, which is busting with flavour and is perfect for al fresco dining.

Ai Galera, Mistico, Tejo, Portugal, 2017

Producer Profile

Long overlooked by the wine connoisseurs, the growing interest in Portuguese wine is finally resulting in more awareness of the potential of this proud country.

The previously undervalued Tejo region, lying to the south of Lisbon, produces wines of enormous value and character – something that is captured by Ai Galera. Inspired by the long, and sometimes extremely colourful history of the region – most notably the life of literati Marchioness Leonor of Távora, Ai Galera’s arresting imagery and even more eye-catching wine quality demands and hollers for your attention. Incredible value, intriguing indigenous varieties and supreme drinkability all add up to wines that thrill.

About the Wine

This wine is a blend of local varieties verdelho and fernão pires from vineyards around Lezíria & Charneca. The vines are planted on sandy-loam and sandy clay soils.

Tasting Note

Golden yellow in colour, with plenty of ripe fruits on the aromas. This is a fresh and gentle wine with a pleasant finish, perfect for a picnic or party. A breezy, light tropical-fruit salad of a dry white with an easy-drinking softness of texture and perky acidity. Enjoy as an apéritif, or with salads or grilled fish.

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