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Pato Frio Selecção DOC White 2017



Sub-region: Vidigueira
Classification: DOC Alentejo
Climate: Vidigueira microclimate. Mediterranean climate with strong atlanticity, as well as a continental influence in Spring – Summer.
Soil Type: Schist
Grape Varieties: Antão Vaz (50%), Síria (25%) and Arinto (25%)
Production: 50.000 bottles
Winemaker: Paulo Laureano

 

Vinification

At the vineyard, the grapes are harvested manually and are immediately subjected to their first selection. These are then immediately forwarded to the winery’s cold rooms and stabilized at a temperature of 10°C, during a 12 hour period. A rigorous selection of the best bunches is conducted at the sorting tables, where they are then destalked. After a slight crushing the grapes go directly to the vacuum presses, where they undergo a soft pressing so as to provide clean musts, free of any oxidization. The fermentation process is carried out in stainless steel vats with controlled temperatures between 12ºC-12.5ºC, yielding prolonged fermentations of approximately 30 days, followed by battonage, a process lasting 2 to 3 months which is then followed by the tartaric stabilization, a cold process using the classical method with a duration of approximately 3 weeks. After the selection of the Antão Vaz, Síria an Arinto batches, this blend is then bottled and dispatched to the cellar, where it will stage for a period of 2 to 3 months.

Bottling: Temperature controlled, semi-automatic filling.



Analysis

ABV: 12,5%
Total Sugars: 2,1 g/dm3
Total Acidity: 5,8 g/dm3 (Tartaric Ac.)
Volatile acidity: 0,39 g/dm3 (Acetic Ac.)
pH: 3,20



Tasting notes

Colour: Citurs yellow.
Aroma: Notes of tropical and citrus fruits with a tone of minerality mixed with notes of green vine.
Palate: Rounded with an irreverant freshness and a persistent pleasant finish.
Drink by: After 2-3 months after bottling and up to 4 years, shelf life. Store in dark, fresh and dry conditions.
Recommended serving temperature: 10ºc

 

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