Minho - Portugal
12 x 750ml
Ratings: 91 points Robert Parker
The 2017 Alvarinho Contacto comes in at 13% alcohol. Gorgeously balanced, bright, intense and expressive, this has tension on the finish and a focused feel. Showing a hint of lemon on the finish early on, it revels in its fine acidity as it airs out. If it was tight early on, it was far better some six hours later (recorked and in the fridge, of course). With air and a little more warmth, it seemed better balanced and transparent, very precise, but still intense.