O Produtor, tasting note published in May 27th 2018
The Vale D. Maria RUFO Douro White has an aromatic nose, with notes of lime, lemon and a marked minerailty from the Arinto grape. The Rabigato grape variety has soft aromatic notes and good acidity, whilst Códega de Larinho has exuberant tropical fruit aromas and more body. The balance between these three grape varieties makes Vale D. Maria RUFO Douro White a citric wine in the nose, soft and very fresh in the mouth.
Limited to existing stock. If the wine you have purchased runs out of stock, we will contact you to suggest a different wine, or to return the amount paid. Wine promotions cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons. Grape Origins: the grapes for Rufo do Vale D. Maria Douro White come from Sobreda and Candedo (Murça), where the vines are at high altitudes (600 m), allowing the grapes to have good acidity and freshness. This wine is made with Arinto, Códega de Larinho and Rabigato. Vinification and ageing: occurred at Quinta Vale D. Maria’s vinification center. Grapes destalked, slightly crushed and fermented in 2,500 to 5,000 liters stainless steel vats for 25 days at temperatures between 10° and 14° Celsius. Ageing in stainless steel for 9 months.
Lemos & Van Zeller
Quinta Vale D. Maria is a very old property in the heart of the Douro Demarcated Region. A small but dedicated team of winemakers and winemakers – Sandra Tavares da Silva, Joana Pinhão and Cristiano van Zeller – try to ensure that each of the Port or Douro DOC wines represents the best that the Region has to offer. The efforts try to be characterized by innovation and differentiation. The aim is that the wines reflect personality, character, pleasure, fun, being directed towards people and the pleasure of life.
Lemos & van Zeller, Lda.
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