O produtor, tasting note published in July 9th 2018
This wine presents a pale yellow colour with green reflections, and rich fruit aromas, such as peach and pineapple, characteristic of Chardonnay. These aromas are combined with nuances of toast and vanilla imparted from the oak were it aged. On the palate, we find strong flavours of fruit harmonizing with the oak, and a very present acidity that gives it a mineral characteristic, resulting in a full and persistent finish. With the ageing in bottle the wine gains complexity.
Made from Chardonnay grapes, from our vineyard at “Cova da Ursa”, located in the hills of Azeitão, in the Arrábida mountains. Its stony soils, clay-limestone, and the meso-climate of the Arrábida area, mean that the grapes ripen slowly for maximum quality. In 2017, the harvest of this variety was done during the month of September, being a year of very late maturing for all the grape varieties; in this harvest, the grape had a slow maturation giving mineral and floral characteristics and an excellent balance in natural acidity. From its careful winemaking technology, we highlight the fermentation and complete maturation of 70% of the wine in new fine French oak barrels. Also, in the traditional way is made daily “batonnage” for a greater complexity of aromas and flavors. It was bottled in May 2018.
Bacalhôa Vinhos de Portugal, S.A., one of the biggest and most innovative wine-making companies in Portugal, has developed a range of wines throughout the years that has ensured us a solid reputation and the preference of national and international wine lovers. Present in 7 Portuguese wine regions, with a total of 1200ha of vines from 40 different castes and 3 wine-producing centers, our market presence relies on the strengths of our dimension and of the autonomy in 70% of the production process. Each of the entities that compose Bacalhôa Vinhos de Portugal, S.A. – Aliança Vinhos de Portugal, Quinta do Carmo and Quinta dos Loridos – has its own distinctive production center, placed within a setting with intrinsic cultural value. The dynamics generated by the intersection of these various identities, explored using the latest technology and the knowledge of a renowned team of experts, guarantees our ability, unrivalled in the competitive Portuguese market, to offer the perfect wine for any occasion.
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