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JOHN SZABO, MS HIGHLIGHTS FLUTT

15 Jun 2018

“Master Sommelier” John Szabo, who participated as Grand Jury of this year’s edition of the Wines of Portugal Challenge, praises the high general quality of the competing wines, in an edition that was marked by the “excellent performance of the single variety wines, in a Country known for its blends”.
The emphasis he places on our wine 2015 Flutt “IGP” Beira Atlântico (Maria Gomes – Bical) is a compliment and makes PositiveWine like continuing its struggle to seek for the excellence in Bairrada’s wines:
“A more toasty, oxidative style, mostly autolytic with less fruit. The palate is creamy-round, with a taste of caramel and toasted dried fruit. Very good length. Nicely done, complete. Tasted May 2018.”
The full article can be consulted at:
https://www.winealign.com/articles/2018/06/01/wines-of-portugal-challenge-2018/
In the words of the house oenologist, Nuno Bastos, once the wine profile has been defined, we chose the best grapes and paid attention to the first fermentation and to the subsequent wine ageing period to obtain an extra dose of complexity.
This improvement in taste is obtained due to the autolytic action of enzymes that decompose the yeast into amino acids in order to enrich the aroma and the flavour of the wine. This here where the big secret of the complex and soft flavour of our sparkling wine “Flutt” lies. The fruity aromas disappear and the noble aromas of oxidation similar to toasted dried fruit and caramel appear. As all the good sparkling wines, it has a fine and persistent bubble and a long and lingering finish.

JOHN SZABO, MS HIGHLIGHTS FLUTT