Castello D'Alba Reserve White 2015
In this wine we look for an aromatic concentration and high acidity of the grapes from the very old traditional vineyards of high altitude in Douro Superior, about 550 meters above sea level, showing the full character of the varieties of indigenous Douro old vines, giving very mineral and creamy wines.
Manual harvest to small perforated boxes of 15 Kg, cold fermentation technology on reductive environment, with controlled temperature at about 16 ºC, 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 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. Fermentation and aging in French and American wood with "battonage" until the filling in April.
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
Store and serve advices
Serve at a temperature of 10-12 ºC.
Perfect with baked fish, soft cheeses, spicy and aromatic dishes such as shrimp curry.
Reviews and Awards
- Bronze medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2015 (2014)
- Bronze medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 (2011)
- Commended International Wine Challenge 2013 (2011)
- Commended Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 (2010)
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