Beyra Old Vines Brut Sparkling 2012
Grapes originating from vines planted in the highlands of the Beira Interior , at an average altitude of 700 meters, mostly with over 40 years of age, in granitic soils with quartz veins.
Depending on the year, we select the best vineyards, whose indigenous varieties are perfectly adapted to the rustic climate caused by altitude.
Harvest in mid-August, to get grapes with high acidity and low sugar. Manual harvest for small Palotes. The grapes are received directly into the pneumatic press, with very processes gentle crushing and pressing. Endowed with technology cold with temperature controlled at around 16 ° C in inert atmosphere. First fermentation stage in fine lees and "batonnage". After the second fermentation in the bottle - Classical Method - the wine ages in the basement cellar of Beyra for 18 months. 'Remouage' manual followed by 'glacée degorgement'. Final thinning in bottles for 3 months.
Fine and persistent bubbles, has a very fresh aroma - citrus and mineral - with notes of dried fruit. Creamy feel in the mouth combined with a vibrant acidity from the Siria grapes.
Store and serve advices
Serve at a temperature of 8 - 11ºC.
For its versatility, it is an excellent aperitif, and pairs well with desserts.
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