An exploration of wine

553. Sodade, Vinho do Fogo Branco, NV (2010)

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Book 3 Wine 553

CV$1,800; 14%

More a curiosity than a great wine. In fact, definitely curiosity value. Whilst on Cape Verde, we had to try the local wine – albeit from another island, Fogo. Given that they also grow coffee there, it’s not surprising that this isn’t amazing. But palatable enough, and not horribly out of balance at 14% The back label says “Moscatel Branco” but there’s no discernable varietal characteristics e.g. orange or floral notes. Nevertheless, refreshing and pleasant enough with a fish supper!

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