The white 2017 Terra de Cuques Blanc has a marine nose with hints of iodine and salt, slowly showing some white fruit, Mediterranean herbs, fennel and dry stones. Even if 2017 was a warmer year, this blend of 90% Pedro Ximénez and 10% Moscatel kept its alcohol at 13.5%. The skin contact was shortened, and the wine is subtler and finer, with ultra fine tannins and a textured mouthfeel. This is also cleaner, with less lees aromas, and the wine is sharp and more defined. I'd never say this is a warm vintage. They believe the only way to fight climate change is with work in the vineyard, and their vines are balanced and take the heat and extremes better.
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