2017

Forte do Picoto

20,00 

100% Alvarinho 2017

Description

Ageing:

Stored in used French oak barrels until bottling for 10 months.

Tasting Notes:

Distinct aromas of peach and orange blossom, with a slight herbal twist. Stone fruits continue on the palate, with delicate vanilla touches from barrel-aging along with fresh hazelnut and brioche. Lively freshness and superb acidity with a lingering finish.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg

Additional Information

Country
Portugal

Region
Lisbon

Vineyard location
Gradil, Mafra; uneven terrain, the grapes are grown in a vineyard at the top of the estate with deep and fresh soils. Vine trellising using the Smart-Dyson system, exposition west-east.

Climate
Atlantic influence, typically cool mornings and hot afternoons

Soil type
Calcareous clay

Type
White

Grape varieties
100% Alvarinho

Classification
Vinho Regional de Lisboa

Viticulture /Winemaking
Smooth pressing of whole bunches by pneumatic press to extract the best must, which is allowed to settle for one day at 7oC to decant the best juice. 80% fermented in steel vat at low temperatures (12-14oC). 20% fermented in barrel with frequent lees stirring.

Alcohol
13,5%

Total acidity
6,5 g/l

Volatile acidity
0,66 g/l

pH
3,24

Residual sugar
<1,5 g/l

Production
1.650 Bottles of 0,75 l.

Bottling
April 2019

Launching
May 2019

Winemaking
James Frost
Amândio Cruz

Viticulture
António Moita Maçanita