Bright and clear Citrus yellow color. In the nose is elegant and complex, reveals some herbal and citric notes complemented with tropical fruits and hints of dry fruits. On the palate it is fresh and mineral balanced and wide revealing white fruits (pear, ripe melon) with hidden citric notes. Finishes in a long and persistent after-taste.
The grapes that origin this wine came from the vineyards of Quinta de Pancas located in Alenquer. The vineyards are spread on a chain of hills and valleys protected by “Montejunto” mountains . The soils are fine textured, neutral and clay-calcareous. The climate is Mediterranean with Atlantic influence . The Arinto grapes came from the plot 27 which is planted on the slopes. This vines have 23 years old. This plot is facing northeast with NS orientation, which implies a lower sun exposure, translating into slower maturation and fresher wines.
On the 13th September grapes were handpicked to 15 kg boxes and quickly transported to the winery. There, they were pressed whole, soft pressing was followed by a cold settling of the must. Once clean juice was racked out, starting fermentation in stainless steel tank with temperature control and finishing in 228 liter French oak barrels, where it aged during 9 months with a weekly “battonage”.
Perfect companion for fish, codfish and poultry dishes as well as aged cheese. Serve at 10-12 °C.