Bussaco Branco, 2002

  Palace Hotel Bussaco

So fresh for a wine at 12 years old, the nose here is ultra pure and seemingly made up of crushed rocks, dried white flowers and jasmine. On the palate there is fantastic delineation, purity and focus, with long saline and smoke infused citrus flavours, very true and direct, and even still tightly wound. Stunning.

Contains Sulphites.

About Palace Hotel Bussaco

The Palace Hotel Bussaco began life in 1917, nestled between Bairrada and Dao, an hour south of Oporto right in the middle of what was then a bustling holiday retreat for Portugal's wealthy elite. Its gothic grandeur, maintained all but unchanged by the de Almeida family over the past near century serves as a visual clue to the highly traditional, classical and timeless wines the hotel winery produces.

Stylistically, the two great Portuguese grapes of the red, Baga and Touriga Nacional produce a wine of great depth of flavour but also bright and uplifting acidity. Moreover, they are wines that continue to evolve in the glass offering layer upon layer of complexity.  Lovers of Nebbiolo, Northern Rhone Syrah, and of course Baga, will undoubtedly find these fascinating and individual wines highly appealing.

Appellation: Portugal

Whilst you may think almost exclusively of Port when you think of wines from Portugal there's actually there’s plenty more on offer. Rich reds, adventurous whites and a sweet wine here and there can all be found coming out of this wonderful country.

Grape Blend: Encruzado |Maria Gomes | Bical

This racy blend of Portuguese produces wines full of freshness, nobility and balance.