Alcohol : 12%
Grape(s) : Viosinho, Gouveio, Rabigato
Localisation : Douro, Portugal
Tasting Notes : Pale lemon in color, with lively aromas of orange blossom and citrus fruit. Fresh and elegant on the palate, it shows excellent volume and texture, and pleasant, well-integrated notes of minerality. A seductive wine that finishes fresh, balanced and persistent.
This blend of Viosinho and Verdelho, grown in the eastern vineyards of the Douro Superior, has produced a rich, full wine, showing minerality, hinting at almonds as well as tangy orange-zest flavors. It is ready to drink. ROGER VOSS Wine Enthusiast
Winemaking Notes : The grapes, chosen from selected plots, are taken to the winery in 22 kg plastic boxes. On arrival in the winery they are rigorously inspected on a sorting table. The grapes are then destemmed and pressed. The juice is transferred to stainless steel tanks where it remains for 48 hours at 8ºC for decanting. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks at 14ºC for 30 days. Aging: 85% of the blend was matured in stainless steel vats, with occasional lees stirring. 15% of the blend was fermented and aged in used French oak barrels, with occasional lees stirring for three months.