2017 Beyra Quartz Reserve White
Granite and Schist
with Quartz veins
Vineyards planted in the plateau of Beira Interior wine region
50% Fonte Cal
Hand picked grapes, reception with full destemming, whole-cluster pressed, fermentation at 16–17ºC using native yeasts during 20 days.
6 months in stainless steel vats
Very mineral and citrus, grapefruit, slightly smoky, vibrant acidity with a structure that promises good aging in the bottle. The soul of this wine lies in the unique combination of the Síria and Fonte Cal native grape varieties, from vines planted in purely granite soils with quartz veins, in the Douro River’s hydrographical basin, at an average altitude of 725 meters above sea level.
Excellent with shellfish, fatty fish and cured goat cheeses.
Decanter World Wine Awards: 92 Points
Wine Advocate: 90 Points
Wine Advocate: 89 Points
Wine Enthusiast: 88 Points (Best Buy)