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Herdade do Peso Colheita Branco

Type: Still

Color: White

Denomination of Origin: IGP Alentejano

Region: Alentejo

Country of Origin: Portugal

The Wine: Vinha do Monte White 2013 offers the instant passion and authentic flavours of the Alentejo in a refreshing and aromatic wine, made under the aegis of Herdade do Peso. Herdade do Peso is the brand that encapsulates the essence of the Alentejo. With the expertise and knowledge of the Sogrape Vinhos winemaking team, Herdade do Peso represents the best of the Alentejo and reveals itself in a range of sophisticated wines, whose flavours, aromas and characters recalls life at its best.
 

 

Tasting Notes

Colour: Herdade do Peso Vinha do Monte White 2013 has a yellow citrus hue.
Aroma: An intense and elegant fruity bouquet, with a prevalence of pear, pineapple and white flowers.
Palate: In the mouth it is harmonious, well-balanced and fresh, with fine body and a soft and lingering finish, characteristic of the fine Alentejo white wines.
 

 

Harvest Year

2013 in the Alentejo saw less rainfall than in recent years, but enough to ensure proper water reserves. Due to the dry weather and the high temperatures at the end of March and during April, germination took place earlier than usual. The weather conditions, with very high temperatures during April and May, accompanied by significant rainfall, caused an early development of the vines, with flowering occurring a fortnight earlier.
The combination of all these factors made the 2011 wines fresh, intense and of a very good quality.
 

Winemaker: Luís Cabral de Almeida

Varieties: Antão Vaz, Arinto and Roupeiro

Winemaking: Herdade do Peso Vinha do Monte Branco 2013 was made using the most sophisticated technology starting with carefully selected grapes, picked at their optimal maturation stage, from the aromatic, alcoholic and acidic perspectives. On arrival at the winery, and after de-stemming, a soft crushing and pressing was carried out in order to extract and select a must that was clarified to the required degree of limpidity. Thereafter, alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 14ºC-16ºC, for about 15 days.

Maturation: Herdade do Peso Vinha do Monte Branco 2013 matured in stainless steel tanks for about 4 months. Blend preparation and subsequent treatments required for bottling, including fining, ultra-cooling and subsequent filtration, followed. The wine then underwent a period in bottle, under a controlled temperature of 15ºC for about three months, so as to reach the suitable balance to be drunk young.

Store: This wine will have a positive evolution in bottle for about one or two years following release. The bottle should be kept horizontally in a dry and cool place, sheltered from light.

Serve: Serve between 8ºC - 10ºC.

Enjoy: Herdade do Peso Vinha do Monte Branco 2013 is a refreshing and tasty wine, ideal on its own or as an aperitif. It is excellent with various fish dishes (cod, grilled fish, etc.), some white meats and various salads.



Technical Details

Alcohol: 13%
Total Acidity: 5,6 g/l (tartaric acid)
Sugar: 2,3 g/l
pH: 3,26

Responsible Consumption and Quality: Sogrape Vinhos is a signatory to the European initiative Wine in Moderation, being certified in the areas of food quality and safety, the most demanding benchmarks in the world.

Sogrape Vinhos and Innovation: Sogrape Vinhos is a family-oriented company and international outlook, focused on producing wines of quality, innovation and development of Portuguese brands globally.

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