Last night a friend and I went to a restaurant on the river. A very nice place but probably a bit overpriced. I asked the waiter for a glass of dry white wine from the Douro that I wouldn't be able to find easily in any Pingo Doce (Porto's grocery store chain), something different and interesting. He brought me Fagote Reserva 2009.
Color: deep yellow, almost orange!
Nose: apricots and tropical fruits, including banana and pineapple
In Mouth: Full bodied - oily, syrupy... this isn't sounding appetizing (but it was good!) Well balanced and fruity - and if you like fruity full bodied wines, this is a great choice.
It was great for sipping alone. As for pairing, it would be good with a fatty fish - something that holds up to the body and fruity flavor of the wine.
Malvasia Fina - aromatic white used all over Portugal including in white port
Rabigato - the white version of this grape is considered better quality than the red version, the name means 'sheep's tail'.
Viosinho - grown in the Douro, also used in white ports
Aged 6 months in stainless steel.
3.50 per glass :)