Portugal - Douro
Oeil : radiant, pale yellow hue flecked with gold.
Nez : complex and expressive releasing fruity (apricot, citrus) and floral (acacia) notes, along with honey and vanilla.
Bouche : this fresh, full-bodied wine is broad on entry to the palate and shows a lovely minerality and floral aromas on the finish.
Les conseils du Sommelier : Food pairing: ideal with Mediterraneanstyle appetizers as well as fish and seafood. Serving temperature: 12°C.
Cépage(s) : Rabigato, Gouveio, Códega do Larinho.
Vendanges : The grapes are harvested by hand and transported in trays.
Sol : Old vines (60-80 years) from the Cima Corgo. Soil composed of granitic sands of varying depth. The granite subsoil breaks through the surface in places. East or northeast-facing slopes to preserve aromatic freshness and acidity. The summers are hot and dry and the winters are cool and wet.
Vinification : Pressing of the whole bunches, light settling and alcoholic fermentation in demi-muid (600l) vats.
Elevage : On the lees for 10 months with a light stirring of the lees.
Degré d’alcool : 14