Quinta da Pedra Escrita White 2013
Quinta da Pedra Escrita estate is located at Freixo de Numão Douro Superior, with an average altitude of 575 meters. The windy and dry soils of the Estate are predomiantly of granite, sandy and very poor in nutrients. Here I grew my first vineyards, allways beleiving that the granite soils give us wines with higly complex aromas and great longevity, like in the old times.
Handly picked grapes 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 are carried out within the greater accuracy because it's responsible for the intrinsic quality of future wine. This wine fermented in used French oak and remains there after a short racking on fine lees with regular stirring “battonage” until the making of the final blend in the end of Spring time. Fermentation and aging in French oak with “battonage” until the filling in March, ageing at least 4 months in the bottle.
Highly citrus and mineral aroma, notes of grapefruit, discreet tropical fruit and wildflowers heightened by a strong minerality from the purely granite soil, with a very discreet smokiness. Extremely fresh and lingering on the palate with vibrant citrus touches that produce a very elegant combination, with a fresh and lasting acidity.
Store and serve advices
Storage Lying down at a temperature of 15°C. Serving at a temperature from 10-12°C.
Enjoy with fatty and smoked fish or shellfish. Exceptional with semi-cured goat cheeses, perfect with food in general.
Reviews and Awards
- 16 points in Wine Magazine Portugal
- Commended Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 (2012)
- Bronze medal International Wine Challenge 2013 (2012)
- Gold medal Mundus Vini 2013 (2012)
- Commended Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 (2010)
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