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Vinaceous, Verdelho "Divine Light" 2008

Also from the Jug Shop's tasting "Weird Ass Whites Under $20."  Verdelho is a common white in Portugal.  This one; however, comes from West Oz (Australia) and has many grassy notes and an oily finish.  This is excellent and they only want $15 for it.  They told me that the winery "reverse engineers" the wine.  They think of a style they want and they go get the grapes that will produce it.  Interesting concept.


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