Thursday, October 11, 2012


One very interesting thing about the world being one, big wine market is that I keep getting to taste wines made from grapes I can't pronounce and that until the last ten years I knew nothing about.  That's the case with this bottling of Bodegas Docampo's Vina do Campo 2011 from the Ribeiro region of northwest Spain. The wine is a blend of 70% Treixadura and 30% Torrontes. 

The nose on this bottle was like a walk in a spring garden with aromas of clean, fresh, spring flowers and herbs. Tart and sharp on the front of the tongue, the wine was sweetish and full bodied along the sides of the tongue.  The flavors were a mix of orange zest and lime curd.  The mouth feel on the wine was surprisingly rich and full bodied, but the acid at the end gave it a palate cleaning refresh.  It reminded somewhat of a Gruner Veltliner from Austria. 

We drank the bottle with some loin of Alaskan cod that was coated in panko bread crumbs and baked quickly in a hot oven. The fish was sauced with just some lemon juice.  Good combination as the finish on the wine matched up well with the richness of the cod.  Well priced and tasty wine. 

2011 Bodegas Docampo, Vina do Campo.  12% alcohol and $15.

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