Arinto

31 

100% Arinto 2018
*Certified Organic*

Description

Winemaking & Ageing
Arinto here is mid to late ripening. Smooth pressing of whole bunches by pneumatic press to extract the best must. Fermentation at room/adega temperature in a mix of old and new barrels and with a mix of ambient and cultured yeast. Two years in barrel with battonage only when topping up. The wine was then moved to horizontal stainless steel tank where it spent 10 months on lees before bottling.

Tasting Notes
Golden yellow. An evolved, beautiful balance of honeyed and preserved lemon and grapefruit, entangled with more complex notes of cloves, quince, and a certain nuttiness – coconut perhaps. Seamlessly integrated oak. Richer, smoky notes of vanilla, brioche and butter croissants and a rounder mouthfeel are kept balanced by searing acidity.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg

Additional Information

Country
Portugal

Region
Lisbon

Vineyard location
Gradil, Mafra, undulating terrain near our Marreco house, one vineyard parcel is very steep, the other parcel is a medium slope.

Climate
Atlantic influence, typically cool mornings and hot afternoons

Soil type
Calcareous clay

Type
White

Grape varieties
100% Arinto

Classification
Vinho Regional de Lisboa

Winemaking & Ageing
Arinto here is mid to late ripening. Smooth pressing of whole bunches by pneumatic press to extract the best must. Fermentation at room/adega temperature in a mix of old and new barrels and with a mix of ambient and cultured yeast. Two years in barrel with battonage only when topping up. The wine was then moved to horizontal stainless steel tank where it spent 10 months on lees before bottling.

Tasting Notes
Golden yellow. An evolved, beautiful balance of honeyed and preserved lemon and grapefruit, entangled with more complex notes of cloves, quince, and a certain nuttiness – coconut perhaps. Seamlessly integrated oak. Richer, smoky notes of vanilla, brioche and butter croissants and a rounder mouthfeel are kept balanced by searing acidity.

Alcohol
14%

Total acidity
8,3 g/l

Volatile acidity
0,69 g/l

pH
3,07

Residual sugar
<1,5 g/l

Production
1.372 Bottles of 0,75 l.

Bottling
August 2021

Launching
February 2022

Winemaking
António Moita Maçanita

Viticulture
James Frost
Amândio Cruz