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White Wine
Grão Vasco
2018, 75cl
Dão

3,50
approx. £3.00

 12.5%

 Better enjoy soon

 Serve at 8º-10º

15/20  Revista de Vinhos

 

O Produtor, tasting note published in March 24th 2019

A citrine-yellow colour with greenish tints. A young, fresh wine of great aromatic intensity with notes of pear, pineapple and citrus fruit, alongside floral tones and hints of minerality. On the palate, it is very fresh and appetising, fruity notes again well to the fore. It is a very harmonious wine, both elegant and balanced.

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Grão Vasco

Grão Vasco White is a light and vibrant wine that allies the classic elegance associated with Dão
white wines to a fantastic versatility for everyday drinking. Grão Vasco is an established brand
that offers an authentic range of wines from the Dão region. Harverst year: the annual climate was marked by extreme weather that affected the vegetative cycle. On the one hand, October was very dry, while on the other, winter and spring were cold and rainy with an elevated risk of disease leading to more intense work in the vineyard. Summer was fairly warm and dry, which led to blanching and a loss in production. Despite a shortage of grapes, due to the prevalence of diseases and blanching, the grapes that entered the winery were very healthy and produced very fresh wines of great quality. Winemaking: After destemming and soft-crushing, and pressing in a pneumatic press, the must – protected
from oxidation by the use of inert gases – was subject to static decanting at low temperature
for a 24-hour period to help acquire the desired limpidity. The different grape varieties used
for this must were subsequently vinified separately in stainless steel tanks at a controlled
temperature (16ºC) for around 15 days.
Maturation: Grão Vasco White s bottled after a short maturation period, of around 4 months, in stainless
steel tanks.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 101260

Sogrape Vinhos

Sogrape Vinhos was born of the will and courage of a group of friends. In the difficult economic and political environment of 1942, they decided to stake everything on the visionary talents of one man. This man had the vision to create and develop an innovative wine company with a difference, one which could make and promote Portuguese wines on a global scale.

This vision belonged to Fernando van Zeller Guedes, whose character and forceful personality paved the way for a successful venture that many believed was doomed to fail from the outset. The unparalleled foresight and vision of Sogrape’s founder, resulted in the creation of the first global Portuguese wine brand – Mateus Rosé. Sold in over 120 countries, this proved to be such a resounding commercial success that it provided the decisive momentum for the growth as well as affirming the leadership of which the Company is so proud. The willingness to innovate and the ambition to do things differently – along with respect for tradition and the values of ethics and responsibility – marked the birth of an organization that has proved capable of preserving its founder’s vision and adapting to inevitably changing times. Today, led by the third generation of the founding family, Sogrape Vinhos is ever more closely dedicated to meeting the founding objective: to bring the world quality Portuguese wine brands, with sufficient volume to satisfy the needs of different market segments.

From the pioneering days of buying barrels of wine from small producers in the Douro for processing and bottling in a rented cellar in Vila Real, Sogrape Vinhos has steadily grown. Continuous investment has expanded and developed the company’s assets and workforce to such a degree that Sogrape Vinhos owns over 830 hectares of vineyards in all the key Portuguese wine regions. Nowadays, the full scope of Sogrape Vinhos is clearly demonstrated by the breadth and weight of its portfolio. At first glance, what immediately stands out is the presence of two major global Portuguese wine brands – Mateus Rosé and Sandeman as well as the prestigious wines of Porto Ferreira and Offley. Added to which are the renowned specialist brands that represent the major Portugese wine regions. Beginning with the most famous Portuguese wine of all, Barca Velha, the pride of Casa Ferreirinha (Douro) and continuing with the elegant wines of Quinta dos Carvalhais (Dão), the vibrant Herdade do Peso (Alentejo), the fresh Vinhos Verdes of Quinta de Azevedo and Gazela, and the multi-regional Grão Vasco, to name but a few.

To tell the story of Sogrape Vinhos it is essential to retrace the origins and evolution of the plan conceived by this visionary man. And then to appreciate how his successors have inherited his values and pursued them with dedication, vigour and expertise to grow and develop Portugal’s leading wine company. Above all, the achievements of such a large team are promoted with pride and sustained by the ambition to innovate and enhance all that Sogrape Vinhos has to offer.

Address

Sogrape Vinhos S.A.

Aldeia Nova
4430 – 809 Avintes
Vila Nova de Gaia

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