2017 was one of the driest years of the last decades.
The vine cycle developed with both mild temperatures and low precipitation levels. In Summer, the temperatures continued high and it didn’t rain a lot. The beginning of the veraison happened two weeks earlier than in the previous year and the first grapes were harvested during the first week of August in order to keep the fresher and more aromatic character of each variety. The harvest started with well-balanced levels of alcohol and acidity.
The Viognier from plot O was harvested on August 10th. After 4 days of high temperatures, the Alvarinho was picked and the Antão Vaz was harvested by the end of August. All these varieties arrived at the winery in perfect maturation conditions, within the correct characteristics to produce this wine.
Vintage: 2017 Grape Varieties: Antão Vaz (50%), Arinto (30%) and Gouveio (20%)
Vineyard Area:12ha Soils: Sedimentary schist and greywack soils. Irrigation: Localized irrigation with strictly controlled requirements and in accordance with quality parameter Production: 8tons /ha
Reception and vinification of each grape variety separately. Grapes are hand- selected, destemmed and cooled till 10oC. After pressing, musts are “cold-settle” for up to 2 days, fermentation in new French oak barrels.
Gold green colour. Intense peaches and lime aroma complexed with toasted notes from the oak. The palate is rich in fruit, mineral and with good complexity.
Food pairing: Rich fish dishes and white meat
Serving temperature – 10 – 12oC 2018-2023