About


Viticulture (Luís Cardoso Meneses)
This wine is produced on Casa do Capitão-Mor (Quinta da Boavista) in Mazedo, Monção.
Soil: granitic calcareous with a porfhyric texture, covered by a land terrace of rolled pebbles. It is about 900m from the river Minho, and his average altitude is about 60 metros, and the terrain is mainly flat.
Weather: transition between the continental and seashore climate, with mainly cold winters with no snow or frost, and hot summers whose temperatures reach 40o Celsius.
Training system: Part of then was planted in a descending simple row, at 1,7 metro high and since the year 2006 also in ascendant row at 1m high.
The grape production adopts the EU environmentally friendly practices.

Oenology (Rui Walter Cunha)
The grapes are handmaid harvested and carried in small boxes to the wine cellar to be when they destemmed. Half of them are submitted to pellicular maceration for five hours, with temperature control while the other half is pressed after being decanted, the must fermented and the wine stays on top of the slim lees with "bâtonnage" until the bottling preparation.

Physical-Chemistry features
Alcohol: 13,8 %;
Acidity: 6,5 g/l;
Total sugars: 3,4 g/l;
pH: 3.18
EAN Code: 560 6681 11100 1
Weight of 6 bottles box: 7,88 kg
Dimensions: 330x232x154 mm

Harvest


Harvest 2015
Wine Enthusiast - Editor's choice 91 points
Wine Advocate by Mark Squires - 89 points

50 Best Portuguese Wines

Harvest 2011
Joshua Greene (Jan/2014)
Rui Cunha makes this wine in stainless steel, where it rests for six months on the lees, developing the broad, toasty depths of flavour that contrast the wine's tart flavours of lemon, woodland cherries, fresh almond and peach. It feels walled off behind a block of granite; then the flavours explode through the rock, brisk, clean and oceanic. Joshua Greene
Harvest 2006
Simon Woods in Wine and Spirits (Jan/2008)

Gold Medal

Harvest 2015
Selection Degustation Magazine
Harvest 2014
Portugal Wine Challenge
Wine Enthusiast – 90 points
Harvest 2013
Sakura, Japan
Wine Enthusiast – The Editor's choice 90 points
Harvest 2012
Escanção (Sommelier Portuguese Association, "Escanção" Magazine)
Harvest 2011
Escanção (Sommelier Portuguese Association, "Escanção" Magazine)
Harvest 2008
Escanção (Jul/09): Clear, good citric colour, fruity aroma, soft, fresh, elegant and a pleasant finish. Drink at 10o.

Silver Medal

Harvest 2015
AWCvienna
MundusVini
IWC - International Wine Challenge
Harvest 2014
MundusVini
Escanção
Harvest 2013
Escanção
AWCvienna
Harvest 2009
Escanção
Harvest 2008
AWCVienna
Harvest 2007
Jamie Goode: (wineanorak.com) Bright and herby with a savoury lemon pith character, Nutty and subtly bitter
Harvest 2005
VIII Concurso de Vinhos Cidade de Coimbra
Harvest 2004
CVRVV

Bronze Medal

Harvest 2009
Decanter Wine Awards & IWSC.
Harvest 2003
Decanter Wine Awards: Fragant, fresh apples and flowers. Jasmin on the nose. Crisp, clear and appley. Well made. Drink now