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Quinta da Carregosa Reserva White

The Wine

The grapes are manually harvested from the best vines of Quinta da Carregosa and these show a more balanced maturation.

 The grapes go throw a smashing process and a complete cleansing. It follows a period of 48 hours maceration at 10ºC to increase the reaction of the grape enzymes that allow the extraction of the   flavour components.  Decanting at 7ºC  during 48 hours.

Cultured yeasts are used to improve the alcoholic fermentation  that occurs between  12ºC and 15ºC at least during 30 days. 

Tasting Notes

Colour: citrus

Flavour: a fruit flavor, intense in lime, apple, vanilla and rose notes

Taste: well balanced and elegant structure with fresh acidity, fresh and mineral aftertaste

Details

Alcohol – 12,98%  vol.

Total Acidity – 4,6 g/dm3  (tartaric acid)

Volatile Acidity – 0,16 g/dm3 (acetic acid)

pH – 3,33

Extract– 21,4 g/dm3

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Consume

Storage:  The bottle should be kept horizontally in a temperature between 14ºC and 18 ºC and 60% humidity, protected from light

Served: between 8ºC and 10 ºC

Dishes suggested: served as cocktail or served with fish, white meat, Mediterranean salads, pasta and cod.

Castes

Grape varieties:  40% Gouveio, 40% Rabigato and 20% Viosinho

The Vineyard

The vineyard of Quinta da Carregosa responsible for this wine was planted about 15 years ago, along a schistose slope and  in horizontal terroir of  2 rows of vines. It has a south / west solar exposure and an altitude of 510 meters from sea level. The type of vine system is Guyot. The production of this vineyard is about 4000 kg per hectare.

 

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