Altano Douro 2016
The 2015 Altano Branco is an unoaked, aromatic white, mostly Moscatel and Malvasia Fina, with Viosinho and Rabigato. It comes in at 13% alcohol. One of the best offerings in this value brand, this has reasonable solidity in the mid-palate, more than respectable for the level, together with fine tension on the finish. It is a bit tight around the edges in its youth (and I saw it very young). Its aromatic personality makes it intriguing and a lot of fun. This won't hold long at peak, but drink it young and you might even think it was underrated. It is a very fine bargain at anticipated prices, but no price was available.