- Designation of Origin
- DO Douro
- Grape varieties
- 80% Arinto + 20% blend of Viosinho and Rabigato
- Luís Leocádio
Vines situated on the steep slopes of the Pinhão River at an average altitude of 400m, with shale soils that are poor and uneven; low levels of production but high concentration and quality of grapes.
Fresh grapes harvested by hand and in 20 kg boxes are quickly brought to the winery where they are de-stemmed, crushed and placed in a vat where they undergo a slight skin maceration before being lightly pressed. Two thirds of the fermentation occurred in stainless steel at a controlled temperature of 12 - 14°C for 2 weeks and the last third in French oak barrels. After fermentation, the wine aged on the lees for 9 months with weekly bâtonage (stir) to maintain its freshness and gain complexity.
Straw yellow in colour. Notes of citric fruit (grapefruit and lemon), vanilla and toasted cereal of great elegance. Fresh and mineral flavour, with great persistence.
Service and harmonization
It goes well with spiced charcuterie, baked fish, white meats, as well as cheeses of medium structure. Serve at 10 ºC.