Minho - Portugal
The 2018 Alvarinho Contacto, tasted about two months after bottling, comes in at 13% alcohol, 6.1 grams of total acidity and less than two grams of residual sugar. Concentrated, fairly intense and long on the finish, this expresses its grape well even at this young age. It opened fast enough so that I did wonder if this will age as well as some years, but it certainly has the structure to age. And a couple of hours later, it had not budged a bit. Overall, this seems like a fine Contacto.