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2017 Beyra Quartz Reserve White


Region
Beira Interior

Soil
Granite and Schist
with Quartz veins

Elevation
725 M

Alcohol
13%


Vineyard

Vineyards planted in the plateau of Beira Interior wine region

Grape Varieties

50% Siria
50% Fonte Cal

Vinification

Hand picked grapes, reception with full destemming, whole-cluster pressed, fermentation at 16–17ºC using native yeasts during 20 days.

Aging

6 months in stainless steel vats

Tasting Notes

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.

 

Reviews

2017 Vintage

Decanter World Wine Awards: 92 Points

Wine Advocate: 90 Points

2016 Vintage

Wine Advocate: 89 Points
Wine Enthusiast: 88 Points (Best Buy)