The white sister to the Tons de Durorum Vinho Tinto, I found equally as interesting. While some may not take to the floral top note added by the addition of Muscat to the blend, I found it rather joyful, lending an enticing and welcome spring-like feel to the wine.
Tons Duorum Branco is a blend of Viosinho, Rabigato, Verdelho, Arinto and Moscatel. Again not a hugely expensive wine (about £8.50) but a fresh, textural white brimming with interest and Portuguese style. This was served with some little Leek and Ricotta Pies with a Chickpea Sauce. Not a Portuguese recipe but Italian; one rediscovered in The Wine Lover Cooks Italian by Brian St. Pierre. An old book ‘found’ while moving house recently. The book actually suggests a Vernaccia di San Gimignano or a Vermentino but this Iberian blend work very nicely.
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The Wine Lover Cooks Italian: Pairing Great Recipes with the Perfect Glass of Wine