This wine is clear and bright with youthful hues. It has an intense aromas of ripe mango, nectarine and hints of well-ripened citrus. Refreshing on the palate with aromatic citrus notes and a firm, but very wellintegrated, acidity. This wine has a balanced and crisp finish.
When Fernando Guedes acquired this historic estate in 1982 he immediately set out to transform it, planting 35 hectares of vineyards in this cool, wet part of north-western Portugal, bordered to the north by the Minho River adjacent to Spain, to the west by the Atlantic and to the south by the city of Porto. Traditional overhead pergola systems were derived from the farmers' need to use every piece of land, including that under the trellis. While good for the farmers, this was not ideal for the.. read more
Gentle destemming, crushing and pressing was carried out under the protection of inert gases, and the juice was clarified to the desired degree. It was then fermented at 16 - 18ºC using native yeast QA 23 selected at Quinta de Azevedo. After fermentation, the wine was matured in stainless steel tanks with "bâtonnage", stirring of the lees, for three months.