V.B Tapada do Chaves BrancoVinhos do Alentejo


Grape varieties: Arinto, Antão Vaz and Fernão Pires Soil Type: Granitic Analytical data: Alcohol (%) - 13º; Total acidity (g / l) - 5.3; pH - 3.26; Total sugars (g / l) - 0.8 Vineyards: Vinha do Castanheiro Harvest: Winter 2017/18 was classified as cold and dry, with average temperature and precipitation values ​​below the normal value. However, the year 2018 was marked by the long period of temperatures above 40 degrees during the month of August. These climatic conditions caused substantial delays in the vegetative cycle of the vineyards, with maturation later in about 3 weeks. The year severely damaged the youngest vineyards in the whole of the Alentejo, favoring the higher and cooler regions, and especially the older vineyards, better adapted to climatic variations and stress situations, such as those in Tapada do Keys. Vinification: Harvest from 3 plots of Vinha do Castanheiro, about 400 m above sea level. Manual selection of the grape, carried out berry by berth intensively, allowing to safeguard all the qualitative potential of the white vintage. The grapes were pressed, followed by clarification of the must by gravity, using the traditional low temperature method. The fermentations took place in stainless steel tanks, at a controlled temperature and using neutral yeasts, thus preserving the typicality and expression of the terroir. Stage: For 9 months in deposit, on fine sludge with periodic batonage. For 12 months in bottle. Recommended date for consumption: 2020 to 2040 Service temperature: 14ºC Tasting notes @ jul2020: Citric color with golden nuances. Intense and complex aroma, very full. It dominates fresh fruit, aroma of melon and ripe white fruit, with very elegant notes of orange blossom and some phosphorus to make the mineral side stand out. Very balanced, unctuous and with vibrant acidity, full finish, very persistent and rich in fruit. Producer: Tapada do Chaves - Sociedade Agrícola e Comercial, Unipessoal, Lda

V.B Tapada do Chaves Branco
V.B Tapada do Chaves Branco
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