V.b contraste 0,75Vinhos do Douro
WHITE CONTRAST 2016 WINE Contrast REGION Douro D.O.C TYPE White wine AGRICULTURAL YEAR Winter mild and very rainy, conditions that were maintained in the spring, requiring a lot of work to protect the vineyard. August was very hot and dry, which delayed ripening, but ensured the health of the grapes. Dry weather in the vintage with some and welcome refreshing rains ensured a harvest that turned out to be of high quality. Grape varieties Rabigato, Códega do Larinho, Códega and Arinto VINES Granitic soils. Made of a 10-year-old vineyard, on a small granite plateau (altitude 600m) in the parish of Freixo de Numão, 15km west of V. N. Foz Côa. VINIFICATION The grapes are refrigerated and then pressed in a pneumatic press. Cold decanting, followed by fermentation in stainless steel barrels and vats, with controlled temperature and regular bâtonnage up to one month before bottling, which took place in April 2016. AGING 6 months in new and used French oak barrels (30% of wine) and stainless steel vats (70%), with regular batonnage.