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Defesa White 2021

Alentejo
  • 75cl bottle

Hints of citrus fruits, white fruits, apricot, and mango aromas are followed by fresh palate with an excellent intensity of fruit and a rich, juicy and balanced finish.

Vineyards

From 20-years-old vineyards planted on granitic, schist soils with open clay structure.

Vintage

The 2021 agricultural year was a rainy year. During the vegetative rest period (autumn –winter) precipitation values were higher than the average of the last 22 years, with temperatures remaining mild. At the beginning of the vegetative cycle in spring, practically all the soils had their water reserves completely reestablished. The budburst occurred earlier, and the higher temperatures observed during the spring accelerated the vegetative development until flowering. In summer, milder temperatures contributed to a regular development of the vegetative cycle, allowing maturation to take place in a regular and balanced manner.

Winemaking

De-stemmed, chilled grapes are pressed and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel vats.

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted White Meats
  • Fish/Shellfish
  • Pizza/Pasta
  • Salads and Picnics
  • Mild Creamy Cheeses
Perfect with grilled fish, flame-grilled chicken or pasta in creamy sauce.