V.b conceito 0,75Vinhos do Douro
WHITE CONCEPT 2016 WINE Concept REGION Douro D.O.C TYPE White wine AGRICULTURAL YEAR Cold and rainy in winter, which were maintained in spring. August was very hot, which delayed ripening. Refreshing rains and mild temperatures brought some balance. With patience and experience, it was possible to harvest healthy and balanced grapes. The wines are surprisingly positive. VARIETIES Field mix with about 10 different traditional grape varieties, including Rabigato, Códega do Larinho, Códega, Gouveio, Donzelinho Branco, Folgazão, Arinto. Granitic soils. Made of a very old, pre-phylloxeric vineyard, on a small granite plateau (altitude 600m) in Freixo de Numão, 15km west of V. N. Foz Côa. VINEYARDS Granitic soils. Made of a very old, pre-phylloxeric vineyard, on a small granite plateau (altitude 600m) in Freixo de Numão, 15km west of V. N. Foz Côa. VINIFICATION The grapes are harvested by hand into small boxes, before being refrigerated and then pressed in a pneumatic press, without destemming. Cold decanting, followed by fermentation in temperature controlled French oak barrels and regular bâtonnage until one month before bottling, which took place in June 2017. AGING 10 months in used French oak barrels, with regular bâtonnage.