Type: White Wine
Region & Country: Pico, Portugal
Description: It is almost a miracle that vines thrive on an island like Pico, alongside tropical flora like banana trees and pineapples. The wines are easily some of the most unique in the world, starting with the way the vines are planted and trained to the way they taste. Ilha do Pico is the largest winery on the island of Pico, working closely with about 250 grape growers who continue to cultivate vines there. Arinto produces wines that are light, crisp, briny and refreshing - a variety usually blended into generic Vinho Verde wines, now bottled varietally.