Howard's Folly is a small producer of wine from the Alentejo region of Portugal. The winemaker, David Baverstock, is an Australian by nationality but long time Portuguese resident who is credited with revolutionizing the Portuguese wine industry by introducing new world techniques to old world material.
He has won the Portuguese Red Wine Trophy at both the 1999 and 2002 International Wine Challenges, as well as winemaker of the year (Portugal) 1999, the first non Portuguese Winemaker to do so.
This wine is full of fresh citrus aromas, especially lime, that jump out of the glass. It is dry, clean and crisp with lush, ripe fruit flavors and a mineral driven finish.
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Alvarinho is a fantastic pairing with anything from the sea. It is exceptionally good with white fish and meats, leafy green herbs, seafood risotto, fish tacos, oysters, mussels, clams, soft cheeses like burrata and salty feta.