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Chaminé Branco

A blend of Portuguese and international varieties from our cool Alentejan Atlantic coastal vineyards. 

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

A blend of Verdelho, Alvarinho, Sauvignon Blanc grown sustainably in sandy soils in our cool, Alentejan Atlantic coastal vineyards.

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.

Our Winemakers Comments

Fresh and crisp, with expanding vibrant citrus and herbal notes and a saline finish.

Appellation: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Varieties: 40% Verdelho, 30% Alvarinho, 30% Sauvignon Blanc
Sustainable Viticulture: Integrated Protection

Total Acidity: 5.6
Final pH: 3.34
Total Sugar: 0.8
Alcohol: 12,5%
No barrel ageing
Grown, produced and bottled at the family estate

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

Track Record

2017 Vintage – 88 – Robert Parker
2017 Vintage – 88 – Wine Spectator
2017 Vintage – 16 – Jancis Robinson
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