A 100% Alvarinho produced exclusively from grapes grown at our new coastal vineyards near Vila Nova de Milfontes on the Alentejan coast, 3 km from the Atlantic Ocean.
Cold, dry winter followed by a cool, humid spring finally interrupted by a short-lived heat wave in August, which kick-started the late summer. Harvest was consequently later than usual, and short in order to preserve the natural freshness that highlights the year.
Made entirely from Alvarinho grapes, grown sustainably in our own vineyards, on the Alentejan west coast, 3 km from the Atlantic Ocean. Harvested during the cool hours of the early morning, the grapes were destemmed and pressed, followed by settling at low temperatures for 24 hours. Fermented at controlled temperatures in tanks for 15 days and matured on fine lees, with regular stirring. Fined, filtered and bottled to maintain its clean, crisp flavours. Partially barrel aged and then blended to give balanced varietal fruit and oak complexity. Bottled, filtered in June 2019.
Our Winemaker’s Comments
Refreshing notes of lime and papaya are balanced by subtle oak and minerally acidity.
Appelation: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Varieties: 100% Alvarinho
Sustainable Viticulture: Integrated Protection
Total Acids: 5.8
Final pH: 3.2
Total Sugar: 0.7
Barrel Ageing: Partially fermented and aged in French Oak barrels
Grown, produced and bottled at the family estate.
Available in bottles of 1,5L for online shopping
16,5 – Jancis Robinson
2016 Vintage – 16.5 – Julia Harding
2015 Vintage – 90 – Wine Enthusiast
2015 Vintage – 90 – Robert Parker
2015 Vintage – Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge 2017
2014 Vintage – 90 – Wine Enthusiast
2014 Vintage – Gold Medal – Mundus Vini 2016