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Cortes de Cima White 2016


Designation: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Grapes: 50% Alvarinho, 27% Viognier and 23% Sauvignon Blanc

Total Acids: 5.3
Final pH: 3.28
Total Sugar: 0.6
Alcohol: 12,5%

Barrel Ageing: Partially barrel aged for 6 months in French Oak (40%)
Total production: 16.600 bottles (75cl)

Grown, produced and bottled at the family estate Bottled unfined and filtered in June 2017


Harvest 2016

2016 vintage was marked by atypical weather. A warm and dry winter preceded a cold, wet spring. Summer was hot and dry, allowing for undisturbed ripening.
 

Vinificação

Alvarinho and Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown at our Alentejan Atlantic coast vineyards, are blended with Viognier grapes grown inland at Cortes de Cima.
Harvested during the cool hours of the early morning the grapes were destemmed and pressed, followed by settling at low temperatures for 24 hours. Fermented at controlled temperatures in oak barrels and stainless steel tank, matured on fine lees, with regular stirring. Partially barrel aged for 6 months in French Oak (40% total volume), and then blended to give balanced varietal fruit and oak complexity. Estate bottled in June 2017.
 

Tasting Notes

Lifted aromatics showing lime and grapefruit with some tropical notes. Tightly wound palate with great fruit intensity, well balanced, with cleansing acidity adding to a long and persistent finish.


 
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