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Dez Tostões White

Grape Varieties: Syrah (80%), Aragonez (10%) and Touriga Nacional (10%).

Classification: Vinho Regional Alentejano

Concept: A gourmet rosé produced from a blend of quality French and Portuguese grape varieties. A wine that possesses depth and complexity, and unusually for a rosé, has the structure and fruit to improve with time in bottle.


 

Tasting Notes

Colour: Bright pink colour.
Aroma: Intense nose of ripe strawberries with a touch of cream.
Palate: Distinct mouth-feel with smooth texture, ending with a fresh finish.

Climate: Mediterranean, hot days with cold nights.

Production: 8.000 x 0.75L Bottles, released in June 2011.

Soils and Viticulture: Estate grown grapes from top quality vineyards in the Alentejo region of Southern Portugal. The vineyards are planted in infertile slate and granite soils, naturally producing small, highly concentrated grapes. The aromas are further intensified by viticulture practices, such as shoot thinning and green harvest.

Winemaking: Selectively harvested by hand into 20kg boxes. The grapes are inspected for quality on a sorting table and transferred by gravity to the fermentation vats by gravity. Following macerate for 3 to 6 hours at low temperatures and the resulting bleeding is allowed to ferment spontaneously at 12ºC in order to preserve all the aromas.

Alcohol: 13,0% Vol.

Storage & Service: Store at 8ºC to be consumed at 10ºC.

Food Pairing: Enjoy with fish, seafood and salads. Sufficient body to accompany white meat dishes. Also with spicy Asian food and Sushi.

Winegrower: Philip Mollet

Winemaker: António Maçanita

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