Quinta da Fonte Souto Alentejo Branco 2020
This is the fourth vintage of the Symington's Quinta da Fonte Souto white blend (75% arinto and 25% verdelho) from the Alentejo region in southern Portugal. It remains an expressive and particularly food-friendly wine, this year offering a bolder melon note up front, backed with baked apple and a touch of citrus. Some saline character gives the finish a lift, but it finds balance in notes of sesame oil and a hint of coconut, fading to gentle baking spice elements as the finish arrives. An excellent "brown bagger", it tastes more like white Burgundy than what people are expecting.