APPELLATION: IGP Vinho Regional Algarve
43% Antão Vaz
Bottled – Aug 2020
Released – Jan 2021
Drink date – 2021 – 2027
ALCOHOL: 13,5% Vol.
Vinho Regional Algarve
“…Nicely balanced, it adds some tension and freshness on the juicy finish. Seeming serious and precise, it should wind up being a fine food wine. This is certainly quite drinkable today, but it might be better in six to 12 months…”. [Mark Squires, Dec 2020]
750 ml / 1090 Garrafas
A distinctive gastronomic white wine. Serious, precise, very dry, fermented and aged in American and French oak.
Brilliant straw–coloured yellow with light greenish reflections. In the nose lots of ripe, yellow stone fruits like apricot, mirabelle and peach. Some almonds, ripe citrus, with an underlying smoky and toasty note. Fresh, crisp on the palate, perfectly integrated acidity, good creaminess.Well balanced and quite long on the finish.
SERVICE & PAIRING
Serve at 9 –12ºC. Perfect with saltwater fish, shellfish, Asian cuisine.
VINIFICATION & AGEING
Grown on barren, stony, red soils. Vines with strong yield reduction, grapes harvested and selected by hand. Short extraction on the skins. Carefully pressed and fermented in American and French barrels and aged on the lees for 12 months. Unfined.