Designation: Protected Designation of Origin Dão
Grape Variety: 80% Encruzado and 20 % Malvasia Fina
Sustainable Viticulture: Integrated Protection
They are granitic and of a schist-mignatonic complex. They are permeable, deep, and particularly poor soils.
It was an atypical year in the Dão Region. Winter was cold and dry with a very rainy spring. The summer was very hot. This climate instability had a significant impact on the production decline and maturation occurred later than usual. At harvest, the grapes had a good acidity that translated into fresh, aromatic, and elegant wines.
The grapes were harvested during the cool dawn period and then placed into small 25 kg boxes according to a careful selection of the best grapes in the vineyard. Fermentation took place at controlled temperatures for 20 days in small stainless-steel tanks, followed by a stage in fine lees with regular stirring. Natural heating and bottling with filtration took place in April 2019.
It comes with aromas of white fruit and citrus. Good volume in tasting, sustained by a good mineral freshness, mirrors its gastronomic aptitude.
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