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Chaminé Branco

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

Vintage 2017

An exceptionally early and compressed harvest, resulting from one of the hottest and driest years in decades.

Vinification

A blend of local and international varieties from our cool Alentejan Atlantic coastal vineyards (Verdelho, Alvarinho, Sauvignon Blanc) 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, 25% Alvarinho, 25% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Viognier
Sustainable Viticulture: Integrated Protection

Total Acidity: 6.1
Final pH: 3.28
Total Sugar: 0.6
Alcohol: 12,5%
No barrel ageing
Grown, produced and bottled at the family estate

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

Ratings

88 - Robert Parker
88 - Wine Spectator

 

Reviews

"It is ultimately very fine. With some personality from the blend—the Sauv Blanc has a strong impact here—as well as solidity in mid-palate, this perky white punches far above its weight this year. It is usually a bargain. It might be an even better one this year. Freshness is what it is all about."- Mark Squires, The Wine Advocate, Jun 2018

“A steely white, with an herb-tinged edge to the lemon zest and peach fruit flavors. Hints of green tea, mineral and spice mark the moderate finish.“ Gillian Sciaretta, Wine Spectator, Aug. 2018 

Track Record

2016 Vintage - 87 – Robert Parker
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
2012 Vintage - Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2013
2011 Vintage - Silver Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012
2010 Vintage - 87 – Wine Spectator
2010 Vintage - 86 – 'Best Buy' – Wine Spectator
2010 Vintage - Silver Medal - IWC London 2011
2009 Vintage – 88 – i-winereview
2009 Vintage – 87 – Wine Enthusiast “Best Buy”
2009 Vintage – 87 - Robert Parker
2009 Vintage – 87 – Wine Spectator