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Chaminé Branco

Herbaceous crispness with a final burst of acidity. A blend of Portuguese and international varieties.

Vintage 2016

2016 vintage was marked by atypical weather. A warm and dry winter preceded a cold, wet spring. Summer was hot and dry, allowing for undisturbed ripening. 

Vinification

A blend of local and international varieties from our cool Alentejan Atlantic coastal vineyards (Verdelho, Sauvignon Blanc, Alvarinho) and interior (Viognier). Harvested during the cool hours of the early morning, the grapes were destemmed and pressed, followed by settling at low temperatures for 24 hours. Fermented at controlled temperatures in tanks for 15 days and matured on fine lees, with regular stirring. Fined, filtered and bottled to maintain its clean, crisp flavours.

Our Winemakers Comments

Lively citric fruit aromas of grapefruit and lime. A vibrant palate, crisp with a tight acidity, to a persistent finish.

Appellation: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Varieties: 30% Verdelho, 30% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Viognier, 20% Alvarinho
Sustainable Viticulture: Integrated Protection

Total Acidity: 5.2
Final pH: 3.35
Total Sugar: 0.6
Alcohol: 12,5%
No barrel ageing

Available in half bottles (37cl) and normal bottles (75cl)

Awards

Commended - International Wine Challenge 2017

Ratings

87 - Robert Parker 

Reviews

"very pretty, a nice deal, a fine warm-weather white” -  Mark Squires, 232, The Wine Advocate, 31st Aug 2017

Track Record

2015 Vintage - 87 – Robert Parker
2015 Vintage - 87 - Wine Enthusiast
2015 Vintage - Silver Medal – Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2016
2015 Vintage - Silver Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition 2016
2014 Vintage - 87 – Robert Parker
2014 Vintage - Bronze Medal – International Wine Challenge 2015
2013 Vintage - 86 – Robert Parker
2012 Vintage - Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2013
2012 Vintage - Bronze Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition 2013
2012 Vintage - Commended – International Wine Challenge 2013
2012 Vintage - 85 – Robert Parker
2012 Vintage - 85 – Wine Enthusiast
2011 Vintage - 86 – Robert Parker
2011 Vintage - 85 – Wine Enthusiast
2011 Vintage - Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012
2011 Vintage - Bronze Medal – DWWA 2012
2011 Vintage - Bronze Medal – HK IWSC 2012
2010 Vintage - 87 – Wine Spectator
2010 Vintage - 86 – Wine Enthusiast
2010 Vintage - 86 – ‘Best Buy’ – Wine Spectator
2010 Vintage - 85 – Robert Parker
2010 Vintage - Silver – IWC London 2011
2010 Vintage - Gran Menzione – Vinitaly – Itália 2011
2009 Vintage - 88 – i-winereview
2009 Vintage - 87 – Wine Enthusiast “Best Buy”
2009 Vintage - 87 – Robert Parker
2009 Vintage - 87 – Wine Spectator
2009 Vintage - Bronze – IWC London 2010
2008 Vintage - Commended – IWC London 2009