2020

Branco

100% Fernão Pires 2020
Certified Organic

Description

Ageing:

Bottled after 6 months in tank in order to maintain its aromatic potential.

Tasting Notes:

Pale citric yellow. Expressive aromatic floral notes and a touch of tropical passionfruit and lychee. The freshness dominates with a hint of minerality, rounder in the mouth but with balancing acidity.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
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Additional Information

Country
Portugal

Region
Lisbon

Vineyard location
Gradil, Mafra, undulating terrain, grapes from two vineyards on south facing slope; one at top of slope on poor soils and high sun exposure and the other in valley bottom on cool deep soils with less sun exposure.

Climate
Atlantic influence, typically cool mornings and hot afternoons

Soil type
Calcareous clay

Type
White

Grape varieties
100% Fernão Pires

Classification
Vinho Regional de Lisboa

Viticulture /Winemaking
The grapes were handpicked in two stages, with a weekly interval, in order to retain acidity and freshness on one end and richness and fruit on the other. Grapes arrive to the winery in 20kg boxes. Smooth pressing of whole bunches by pneumatic press to extract the best must, which is allowed to settle for one day at 7°C to decant the best juice. Fermented in steel vats at very low temperatures (12/13°C). The two lots were blended after completion of fermentation.

Alcohol
12,5%

Total acidity
6,0 g/l

Volatile acidity
0,36 g/l

pH
3,34

Residual sugar
<1,5 g/l

Production
5996 Bottles of 0,75 l.

Bottling
March 2021

Launching
May 2021

Winemaking
António Moita Maçanita

Viticulture
James Frost
Amândio Cruz