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White Wine
Val Moreira
Harvest 2020, 75cl
Douro

11,99
approx. £10.23

 13%

 2019-2027

 Serve at 10º-12º

 

O Produtor, tasting note published in May 22nd 2021

With a greenish yellow color, it is a wine with fresh aromas where citrus, floral and mineral notes stand out. The tasting is vibrant, proving to be a wine with structure, very good acidity, persistent and mineral finish.

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Val Moreira

The 2020 viticultural year was characterized by a rainy winter, ideal for replenishing water in the soil, followed by a spring with mild temperatures, thus helping the healthy development of plants. However, the month of July was one of the hottest on record, which caused significant losses in production, and consequently accelerated the process of maturation of the grapes. The harvest took place between the 1st and 3rd week of September, in plots that, due to their altitude and in cooler years, are harvested two to three weeks later (October).

After being harvested into 20kg boxes, the grapes were kept in a refrigerated chamber at 4°C for 24 hours before being processed. They were then gently pressed and the must statically decanted. Fermentation was in French oak vats (20%) and in stainless steel vats (80%)

Aged on fine lees for 9m this part in stainless steel and part in French oak vats

Oenology by Ricardo Gomes

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 106844

Val Moreira

It is one of the oldest demarcated wine regions in history, dating back more than 250 years. It is located in the northeast of the Portuguese territory and develops through the Douro River valley.

Located on the south bank of the Douro River, in Cima-Corgo, Quinta do Val Moreira was bought by XVINUS in 2018 and redeveloped for wine tourism. It has 23 hectares dedicated to Douro wine production, 2 hectares of olive groves and 2 hectares of almond trees. It offers a fantastic view over the valley, where the Douro River and the Tedo River are protagonists.

Quinta do Val Moreira appears on an old map of the 19th century, the map of the Baron of Forrester. An important figure in the Douro Wine Region, he had a dream of making the Douro River navigable and safe all the way to the Spanish border. This map earned him the reputation of cartographer and the title of Baron.

Today, the quinta develops from the north side of Marmelal, a very old settlement whose charter by D. Sancho I dates back to 1194. This royal document included our main vineyards and land facing Tedo and the Quintas of Naples and Carril.

Part of our vineyards are located in another tributary valley of the Douro, which had one of the largest water lines between Marmelal and Folgosa. These vineyards are adjacent to the ruins of the old house of the “Quinta de Valmor”, which is said to have belonged to the Viscount of Valmor, where he was awarded the prestigious Lisbon and Portuguese prize in architecture.

There are two Pombaline markers in the area, one of them near the small village of Marmelal, the Quinta do Val Moreira and the Ribeira do Carril. These granite milestones are classified as property of public interest. Ordered to be built by the Marquis of Pombal in 1757, they served to demarcate the area of the Douro fortified wines, placed under the jurisdiction of the Companhia Geral da Agricultura das Vinhas do Douro. The first demarcated wine region in the world was thus created, a historical fact that makes the Douro people very proud.

Address

www.valmoreira.com

Morada: 
Quinta do Val Moreira – Marmelal – Sto Adrião 5110-672 Armamar, Portugal

Telefone: (+351) 969 642 231

Email: enologia@valmoreira.com