Smell is one of our sharpest senses, so when a wine presents itself with a clean, intense aroma, that’s always good sign of its quality and may provide us relevant information about it.
A protip? If you are tasting a new wine and it doesn’t hold the expected primary aromas, meaning the aromas associated to its grape varieties, it will be hard for you to grasp it – this, we’d say, would make it a less appealing wine.
Thinking about Portuguese whites, we’d say that you are likely to find the most aromatic in the regions of: Verde, Douro, Dão and Alentejo. These regions produce exuberant wines, rich in the aromas of white flowers and fresh fruits like apple, pear, pineapple, melon, peach and passionfruit.
Just the kind of wines you want beside you and a lot of fish and seafood, under a warm summer sky.