Complex aromas of citrus fruit with floral and spicy notes from the barrel ageing. Concentrated, with fuller body, it has a long and persistent finish, showing a great capacity for long-term ageing.
Sourced from Marinhas vineyard of Quinta do Ameal, located at slightly elevated altitude of 33 meters.
Autumn and Winter were very rainy. Spring had a rainy start followed by a drier period that contributed to the good development of the berries. Despite the initial pressure, it was a year without major phytosanitary problems, in which the grapes arrived at the winery in good condition and well-ripened. We began the harvest on 18 September.
Manual harvest, pneumatic pressing of whole grapes. Cold decanting of the must for 24 hours. Fermentation at controlled temperature (10 – 15‰C), between 12 and 15 days. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Matured on thin lees in 500L French oak barrels for about 12 months, followed by 6 months in the bottle.
- Grilled and Roasted White Meats
- Salads and Picnics
- Mild Creamy Cheeses
- Mature Strong Cheeses