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White Wine
Altano
2021, 75cl
Douro

5,45
approx. £4.61

 12.5%

 Good ageing

 Serve at 8º-10º

 Côtes du Rhône

16/20  Revista de Vinhos

 

O Produtor, tasting note published in April 30th 2019

Ideal to drink every day, informally at home with family or friends; an excellent wine for relaxing and unwinding. Herbal and 'zesty' aromas showcase tropical fruits; lychees and passion fruit, full of youthful vigour. On the palate, exuberantly fresh and spicy, with some green apple notes and "crisp" acidity. Refreshing and stimulating - will make your taste buds reveal themselves.

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Altano

This fresh white wine comes from the Douro Valley, in the north of Portugal. It is produced from grapes grown in the cooler and higher vineyards, where the maturation of white grapes can be more uniform and homogeneous. The winemakers aim for a balanced extraction of flavour. The result is an aromatic and zesty wine, showing tropical fruit and a refreshing, crisp acidity. Made by the Symington family, producers in the Douro since the 19th century. Grapes from Quinta da Fonte Branca near Lamego and selected producers in the Alijó and Favaios areas. Vinification took place in the Symington family’s modern winemaking facilities at Quinta do Sol, which is equipped with state-of-the-art winemaking technology. The grapes were gently crushed after destemming, and some skin contact followed in order to extract desirable aromatic compounds. Fermentation was initiated in stainless steel vats (20 tonnes capacity) at a controlled temperature of 14-15ºC, for maximum retention of the primary aromas. 5 months in stainless steel vats with minimum contact with oxygen, in order to retain all the aromatic freshness of the wine.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 100804

Symington Family Estates

There is a natural affinity between wine and family. Long-term vision and commitment through many generations are essential for the success of a family wine company. A newly planted vineyard takes time to produce great wines and often requires a lifetime’s work to yield best results. The Symington family, with Scottish, English and Portuguese ancestry has been present in the Douro for five generations — since 1882 — and through the current generation’s great grandmother, the family’s links to the wines of the Douro span 14 generations, to the mid-17th century and to the very beginnings of the history of Port.

Address

Symington Family Estates Vinhos, Lda.

Travessa Barão de Forrester, 86, 4400-034 Vila Nova de Gaia. Portugal