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Alabastro White 2015

Grape varieties: Antão Vaz, Rabo de Ovelha and Síria (Roupeiro)
Ageing: Stainless Steel Vats
Winemaker: Hugo Carvalho
Soil type: Schist and Clay
First harvest: 1991



History 

Alabastro is a wine which name is inspired by a semi-precious marble found in the Alentejo region. Like this stone, we wanted to produce a wine that presented itself mineral, fresh with persistent and resistant citric flavours.



Profile

Produced with grapes from the main white varieties of Alentejo: Roupeiro (50%) and Antão Vaz (20%) complemented with Fernão Pires (30%).
The harvest started in the third week of August with the picking of Fernão Pires followed by the Roupeiro and Antão Vaz.



Vinification

The varieties were vinified separately, fermenting at low temperatures to preserve aromas. After a very gentle pressing and cold static decantation, fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature.

The Roupeiro and Antão Vaz give the wine tropical and floral notes while Fernão Pires has exotic fruits flavours.



Analysis

Alcohol (%vol.): 13.0
pH: 3.30
Residual Sugar: 4.6
Total Acidity (g/I AT): 4.6
Total SO2 (mg/I): 160
Ideal Temperature: 10-12ºC



Tasting Notes

Colour: With a light yellow colour,.
Aroma: The Alabastro white presents fruity aromas with intense aromas of exotic fruits.
Palate: In the mouth, the wine is fruity with nuances of tropical fruits. The wine has a balanced acidity at the end of the mouth which gives it elegance and persistence.



Gastronomy

The balanced acidity of this mineral and fresh wine combines perfectly with seafood, white meats, salads, pastas and aperitifs such as peanuts and other toasted nuts.

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