60% Chardonnay, 30% Arinto e 10%Vital
Citrus yellow colour with greenish hues. Lush aroma, with tropical notes, citrus and some mineral hints. In the mouth it shows a lively and balanced acidity. Its after-taste is long, persistent and confirms the aromatic notes.
The grapes that origin this wine came from the vineyards of Quinta de Pancas located in Alenquer. The vineyards are spread on a chain of hills and valleys protected by “Montejunto” mountains . The soils are fine textured, neutral and clay-calcareous. The climate is Mediterranean with Atlantic influence . The Arinto grapes came from the plot 27 which is planted on the slopes, the Chardonnay came from the plots 26 and 29, grown in terraced vineyards and the Vital variety came from plot 26. These plots are facing northeast with NS orientation, which implies a lower sun exposure, translating into slower maturation and fresher wines.
2018 VINTAGE REPORT
After a dry and cold winter the following spring was cold and extremely rainy. Summer was dry with high temperatures. This conditions lead to highly concentrated with balanced and ripe tannins. Vintage started on 21st September till the 29th October 2018 (Two weeks later then usual).
Grapes were selected for picking at it’s ripeness ideal point. After desteming and crushing, the masses were pressed gently into a tank for cold settling. Juice is then racked clean into another tank for fermentation at 16-17ºC for as long as 4 weeks. The wine remains with it’s fine lees untill bottling preparation, generally around 6 months.
Perfect with fish dishes, seafood, salads and vegetables . Serve at 9°C.
Alcohol 13,5 %
Total Acidity 5,7 g/l
Sugar < 1,5 g/l