White Wine
Casas Altas
Malvasia 2008, 75cl
DOP Beira Interior

approx. £23.80



 Serve at 10°-12°

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O Produtor, tasting note published in December 3rd 2009

aThe characteristics of the soil and climate lead to a long maturation of the grapes, resulting in wines that are well-balanced with excellent acidity.

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Casas Altas

The Casas Altas 2008 White Wine was born from a small local vineyard located at about 750 meters above sea level in the municipality of Pinhel, planted in granitic sandy soils, with the Viosinho and Malvasia grape varieties. The unique terroir of Beira Interior with its demanding climate, high temperature variations, granitic soils, and altitudes exceeding 650 meters, where vineyards coexist with meadows, forests, and olive groves, confers distinctive qualities to the wines produced here.

Fermentation was carried out in stainless steel tanks with electronic temperature control. Its freshness pairs well with seafood, fish, or white meats.

Winemaker: Gabriela Canossa.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 107274

José Madeira Afonso

A physician by profession, an oenologist by passion, João Madeira Afonso and his brother, upon inheriting their father’s vineyards, felt that it would be sad and lacking in interest to cultivate the vines with care only to deliver the grapes to the cooperative. Thus, the first red wine was born in 1994.

The vineyards are spread across three plots in the Pinhel sub-region: Rogenda, Mortórios, and Quinta do Vale do Ruivo, totaling approximately 16 hectares. Of these, 7 hectares are dedicated to old vines, where traditional Portuguese native grape varieties are mixed, with Baga and Rufete dominating for reds, and Síria, Arinto, and Fonte Cal for whites. Among the others, we find no less important Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Franca, Chardonnay, Riesling, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, and Verdelho.

It is from the grapes of this terroir that José Madeira Afonso creates DOC Beira Interior wines that are the true expression of the best the region has to offer.


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