The grape variety Arinto
, is produced on the estate Quinta da Cotovia
in Silva, Barcelos. It´s produced only in years where the quality of the moist is granted. Here the soil is granitic, with medium grain and the average altitude of the ground is about 83 mts, in tree terraces, nearly plans.
The vineyard has 2,6 ha in a l descendent simple row, at 1,7 m, planted in 1993 plus 1,316 ha in a l ascendent simple row , at 1mt hight from the ground, planted in 1997.
The grape production adopts environmentally friendly practices of the EU.
The wine cellar is located in the Quinta de Paços, in Sta Eulália, Barcelos.
The grapes are hand harvested, destemmed, and part of them are submitted to pellicular maceration for five hour, with temperature control. Partially wood fermented. The other part is fermented in stainless steel at low temperature and the wine stayed on top of the slim lees with "batonnage" until bottling on April 5th, 2013
Acidity: 7,2 g/l;
EAN code: 560 6681 11400 2
Weight Box of 6 bottles: 7.88 kg
Dimensions: 330x232x154 mm
Portugal Wine Challenge
Wine Passion: Engaging, with excellent acidity, noticeable fruit, well integrated wood, notes of vanilla, persistent, captivating finish
- 16.8/20 points
, Very Good
(Portuguese Sommelier Association Magazine) - 85 points
, Very Good
Jancis Robinson: Some Barrel Fermentation obvious in this structures wine. Very fine and tart with green vegetation aromas. Made to Age in Bottle. 16.5
(Portuguese Sommelier Association Magazine) Jul/09: Nice citric colour, intense flavour, showing good fruit and soft taste, reinforcing the bouquet, good acidity and finish with a good mouth end. Drink at 8oC. Very good until 2010
- 83 points
Revista de Vinhos
This Arinto fermented in oak barrels shows a delicate and intense aroma. In the mouth is much more citric and vanilla perfumed. A nice natural acidity. There are only 2000 bottles of this wine that no one can afford to lose. Classification: 17/20 points
Diário de Notícias:
It shows a gold colour with flowered and oak (vanilla) aroma. It is soft, correct acidity and persistence flavour. Classification: 8, 5/10 points
Jun/08: Light honeying color with a truly peculiar nose of honeycomb, saffron, chicken paella and lychee, not to mention the slight oxidized aromas that linger. Hence, it's no wonder we thought this wine was completely off kilter in the beginning before we gave it a few moments to chill out, allowing the aromas to integrate and meld into one another to create a funky but enticing bouquet. In the mouth, the wine showed nice acidity, with an intense metallic kick right near the tip of the tongue. Medium body with a dry fresh finish of honey, pear and lychee, this is a truly intriguing little wine. Slightly past its prime, it's still worth exploring!
(Portuguese Sommelier Association Magazine) Jul/06: Rich and complex flavour, ripe fruit, honey, vanilla. 83/100 points
, Very good
Nov/03 citric colour, bright, intense fruity, citric fruits flavour, fresh, good acidity, long flavour. 83/100 points.
(Portuguese Sommelier Association Magazine) Nov/03: Parcialy fermented in wood with "batonnage", gold yellow colour, fresh and good intensive vanilla flavour. Well structured, dry, in a good style. Drink at 12o
/14a. : 17/20
Revista de Vinhos
Dec./2003: Elegant, fresh,. Excellent citric acidity, good persistence. 16.5/20 points
"Best Buy 2003"