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Medeiros White 2015

Viticulture

Climate: Continental-Mediterranean, characterized by a low-rainfall, semi-arid growing season and high daytime temperatures. Good summer and pre-harvest thermal amplitude.
Soil characteristics: Magnesian sedimentary loam soils, ranging from sandy-loam to clay-loam with marked horizons. Many areas comprise soils with laminar clay-schist-like characteristics. Whilst very low in organic matter, the acidic, or slightly acid soils have average fertility and a high water retention capacity.
Vineyard Area: 31 hectares
Grape varieties: Touriga Nacional, Aragonez and Shiraz. Relief and Row orientation: Lightly undulating, predominantly WSW – ENE rows
Planting Density: 8m x 1.2m
Vine Training: Unilateral cordon
Irrigation: Irrigated as per stringently controlled requirements and in accordance with quality parameters. Cultural practices are strictly adapted to each variety and plot, with the aim of producing of the best quality fruit. Each plant is individually inspected to ensure that production does not exceed a specified limit per plant. At harvest time, the crop is carefully selected and transported in small 25 Kg trays to the winery.



Winemaking

Process: Grapes are hand-picked; Inoculation with selected yeasts; Prolonged fermentation and maceration in stainless steel tanks.
Ageing: Aged in French oak barriques.



Tasting notes

Colour: Deep ruby colour.
Aroma: Ripe fruit aroma.
Palate: Medium-Full bodied wine, nice and fresh on the attack. Spicy, red berries, with soft and elegant tannins. Rich fruity flavour of elegant structure.
Consumption: Better served at a temperature between 16-18ºC
Gastronomy: Ideal for Mediterranean Dishes.

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