About


Viticulture Luís C. Meneses
The grape variety Fernão Pires, also knowned by Maria Gomes in other wine regions, is produced in Quinta de Paços, in Rio Côvo Santa Eulália, Barcelos.
Soil: granitic, rich in quartz, with medium to thick grain with an average altitude of 83m. The terrain is flat and located on a valley.
Weather: hot summers and cold winters with no frost or snow.
Training system: bilateral ascendant double row at 1m high.
Grape variety: Fernão Pires
The grape production adopts the EU certification of "Integrated Protection" environmental friendly practices.

Oenology Rui Walter Cunha
The wine cellar is located in the Quinta de Paços, close to the vineyard. The grapes are hand harvested, destemmed, and part 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.

Physical-Chemistry features
Alcohol: 11,4%;
Total Acidity: 6,2 g/l;
Total Sugar: 14.6 g/l;
pH: 3,27
EAN Code: 560 6681 11500 9
Weight of 6 bottles box: 7,88 kg
Dimensions: 330x232x154 mm

Harvest


2013 harvest
Mundus Vini 81 points

2012 harvest
Mundus Vini 82 points

2011 harvest
AWCvienna Silver Medal Sep.12 Colour: Crystal clear, defined citreous colour. Aroma: Very interesting, communicative; citreous and white pulp fruits and floral notes predominating. Flavour: Defined body, with nice freshness and acidity balancing the set, intense fruit profile, elegant, persistent finish.

2010 harvest
AWCvienna Sep.11 Silver Medal
O Escanção Aug. 12 85 points
Harpers Wine and Spirit Trades Review TOP TEN Portuguese wines (only 4 whites) Nell Phillips: One of the real surprises of the Viniportugal tasting was finding a Fernão Pires from Minho because typically this variety is planted further south in Tejo and Bairrada. Quinta de Paços grafted some Fernão Pires in 2003 and the results are exciting. Its Fernão Pires 2010 has aromas of pear drops and boiled sweets, in one appealing, easy drinking, full-flavoured style, nicely balanced by crisp acidity.
International Wine and Spirits Competition Silver Medal
Paixão Pelo Vinho n.º 45/2011. 16,5/ 20

2009 harvest
International Wine and Spirit Competition – IWSC Silver Medal (Best in Class) Watery straw yellow with flecks. Attractively scented nose, angelica, lychee, Asian pear and a touch of spice. Fine balance of acid and sweet/spicy fruit characters, fresh and zesty with an exotica nuance. Goode length.
MUNDUSvini Silver Medal
AWCvienna Oct.10 Silver Medal

2008 harvest
Concurso Premios Arribe del Duero Silver Medal