About


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

Oenology Rui Cunha
Vinification: The grapes are hand harvested, destemmed, and all of them are submitted to pellicular maceration for five hour, with temperature control. After being decanted. The must is fermented in stainless steel at low temperature and the wine stays on top of the slim lees with "batonnage" until bottling. Ages 6 months in bottle. Also bottled in 1,5L.

Physical- Chemistry features
Alcohol: 13,7 %;
Acidity: 6,4 g/l;
Total Sugars: 2,1 g/l;
pH: 3.27
Bottle 0,75 l: Cod EAN 560 6681 11110 0 / 6 bottle case: 7,88 kg /dim. 330x232x154 mm
Bottle 1,5 l: Cod EAN 560 6681 11120 9. Pack of 4: 9,257kg

Harvest


Harvest 2015
Wine Advocate by Mark Squires - 90 points

Gold Medals

Harvest 2015
Portugal Wine Trophy 2016
Harvest 2013
MundusVini - Germany
Escanção (Sommelier Portuguese Association, "Escanção" Magazine): 90 points
Harvest 2008
Escanção (Sommelier Portuguese Association, "Escanção" Magazine): 90 points

Silver Medals

Harvest 2015
AWCvienna
Selection Degustation Magazine
Wine Passion Magazine: Colour: Clean, citrus colour. Aroma: Exuberant and gluttonous; notes of peach and pineapple standing out, citrus fruit, orange blossom, very subtle, well integrated wood. Flavour: Very lively, with refreshing acidity, noticeable fruit, fat, rich, with fantastic balance, long, elegant finish. EXCELLENCY 18 Points.
Harvest 2011
Albariños del Mundo International Competition, UK 2012
IWSC – International Wine and Spirit Competition, Mai/12
Harvest 2010
Escanção (Sommelier Portuguese Association, "Escanção" Magazine): 85 points
CINVE_Sevilla'2011, Nov/2011