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White Wine
Castello D’Alba
Reserve 2021, 75cl
Douro

6,30
approx. £5.33

 13%

 Better enjoy soon

 Serve at 8º-10º

 Alsace

16/20  Revista de Vinhos

 

O Produtor, tasting note published in May 27th 2021

Complex aroma with a mineral character balanced with tropical and citrus fruits, white wild flowers, as well as discreet and evocative toasty hints of oak. Full and creamy on the palate, with body, freshness and a very long finish.

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Castello D’Alba

Origin: in this wine we look for an aromatic concentration and high acidity of the grapes from the very old traditional vineyards of high altitude in Douro Superior, about 550 meters above sea level, showing the full character of the varieties of indigenous Douro old vines, giving very mineral and creamy wines. Vinification: manual harvest to small perforated boxes of 15 Kg, cold fermentation technology on reductive environment, with controlled temperature at about 16 ºC, very gentle crushing and pressing in an inert atmosphere to preserve all the aromatic potential of grapes. We made a great effort that all the pre-fermentation operations were carried out with great accuracy to preserve the intrinsic quality of the wine. Part of the wine fermented in used French oak and remains there after a short racking on fine lees with regular stirring “battonage” to the making of the final blend with the wine in stainless steel tanks. Ageing: fermentation and ageing in French and American wood with “battonage” for 6 months until bottling.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 100220

Rui Roboredo Madeira Vinhos

In one of the most remote areas of the Iberian Peninsula, on the border between the Douro Superior and Beira Alta regions, it was among family that its passion grew for the aromas and smells of this land that shapes our character.
After coming into contact with many cultures of living and making wine, in various parts of the globe, Rui Madeira returned to the great Douro valley convinced that they have the potential to make the best wines in the world.
 Out of respect for nature, due to the way we cultivate their vineyards and wines reflect his experiences, which smell and taste of land, of schist, damp granite, rock rose, wild flowers and fruit. 
It is in the winery that he makes wines with the character of our ‘terroir’, expressed through native grape varieties, which instil with a style of their own and an international profile.

Address

VDS – Vinhos do Douro Superior, Lda.

Rua Eugénio de Castro, Nr. 248 – Sala 144 – 1º Andar,
4100-225 Porto
Portugal

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