Quinta da Murta 2014 Brut Na­ture, Por­tu­gal ($26.99, #287029)

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This year the fes­ti­val’s re­gional spot­light is on the wines of Por­tu­gal and Spain, so let’s start with a whirl­wind rep­re­sen­ta­tion of Por­tuguese bot­tles. First things first, never over­look the sparkling wine. Bub­bly of­fers a fes­tive start to wine tast­ing, and it also works well as a palate pick-me-up as the tast­ing en­sues. Not much Por­tuguese sparkling is avail­able lo­cally, but Quinta da Murta makes up for it with their lip-smack­ing, el­e­gant yet un­abashedly sassy of­fer­ing.

This is a unique sparkler that truly im­parts an “At­lantic Ocean fresh­ness” (as the la­bel pur­ports). Bot­tom line: A. Pair with shell­fish for the win.

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