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Courela Branco

A blend of local and international varieties from our cool Alentejan Atlantic coastal vineyards (Verdelho, Sauvignon Blanc) and interior (Viognier).

Vintage 2018

Cold, dry winter followed by a cool, humid spring finally interrupted by a short-lived heat wave in August, which kick-started the late summer. Harvest was consequently later than usual, and short in order to preserve the natural freshness that highlights the year.

Vinification

Each parcel was harvested separately according to ripeness during the cool hours of the early morning, and transported under temperature control to our winery, where they were destemmed and gently pressed. The free run juice was separated and cold settled, prior to racking with partial solids to stainless steel tanks where fermentation took place at controlled temperatures for 15 days. No malolactic fermentation. Matured on fine lees for 5 months. Bottled at the estate in February 2019.

Tasting Notes

With a zestier character, it is a fresh, lighter style wine with spicy fruit flavours and a refreshing acidity. 

Appellation: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Varieties: 55% Verdelho, 25% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Viognier
Sustainable Viticulture: Integrated Protection

Total Acids: 5.6
Final pH: 3.43
Total Sugar: 0.9
Alcohol: 12.5%
Aged in stainless steel tank
Grown, produced and bottled at the family estate

Available in bottles of 75cl