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2015 Castello D'alba

Reserva White


Region
Douro

Soil
Schist

Elevation
550 M

Alcohol
13.5%


Vineyard

Various vineyards

Grape Varieties

80% Rabigato
20% Viosinho

Vinification

Manual harvest to small perforated boxes of 15Kg, cold fermentation technology in a reductive environment, with controlled temperature at about 16ºC, very gentle crushing and pressing in an inert atmosphere to preserve all the aromatic potential of grapes. We made a great effort that all the pre-fermentation operations were carried out with great accuracy to preserve the intrinsic quality of the wine. Part of the wine is fermented in used French oak and remains there after a short racking on fine lees with regular stirring “battonage” to the making of the final blend with the wine in stainless steel tanks.

Aging

6 months in French & American oak barrels

Tasting Notes

Complex aroma with a mineral character balanced with tropical and citrus fruits, white wild flowers, as well as discreet and evocative toasty hints of oak. Full and creamy on the palate, with body, freshness and a very long finish.

 Perfect with baked fish, soft cheeses, spicy and aromatic dishes such as shrimp curry.