A 100% Sauvignon Blanc produced exclusively from grapes grown at our new coastal vineyards near Vila Nova de Milfontes on the Alentejan coast, 3 km from the Atlantic Ocean.
An exceptionally early and compressed harvest, resulting from one of the hottest and driest years in decades.
Made entirely from Sauvignon Blanc grapes, grown on the Alentejan west coast, 3 km from the Atlantic Ocean. 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. Partially barrel aged and then blended to give balanced varietal fruit and oak complexity.
Aromas of passion fruit and gooseberry with grassy, floral, jasmine notes. The palate is intense of tropical fruit, a crunchy acidity, with a long and persistent finish.
Total Acidity: 6.0 Final pH: 3.26 Reducing Sugar: 1.1 Alcohol: 12.5% Barrel ageing: 15% of the blend aged for 4 months in French Oak.
Grown, produced and bottled at the family estate
Available in bottles of 75 cl, and Magnuns of 150 cl
90 - Robert Parker
"When I first saw the Sauvignons here, I thought they were on the right track. Lately, it is pretty clear that they have arrived. If you like them on the vegetal side—yes, there are some nuances of broccoli and olives—this is pretty terrific. Solid in the mid-palate, it shows off its relatively fresh personality too. It's easy to make big Sauvignons. Making fresh ones is sometimes harder, especially in big vintages. For all of its exuberance, if you let it warm and sit on the tongue, you'll also see how concentrated the fruit is. It doesn't feel thick, jammy or clumsy, but that subtle, unctuous concentration serves it in good stead. This is nicely done." - Mark Squires, The Wine Advocate, Jun 2018
2016 Vintage – Silver Medal – Vinalies Internationales 2018 2016 Vintage – 90 – Robert Parker 2016 Vintage – 90 – Wine Enthusiast 2016 Vintage – 16 – Jancis Robinson 2015 Vintage – Bronze Medal – Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2016 2015 Vintage – Bronze Medal – The Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2016 2015 Vintage – 90 – Robert Parker 2015 Vintage – 90 (Editors’ Choice) - Wine Enthusiast 2015 Vintage – 16,5 – Jancis Robinson 2014 Vintage – 88 – Robert Parker 2014 Vintage – Silver Medal – The Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2016 2014 Vintage – Silver Medal – Challenge International du Vin 2015 2014 Vintage – Silver Medal – Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2015 2013 Vintage – 87 – Robert Parker 2013 Vintage – Bronze Medal – The Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2014 2013 Vintage – Bronze Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2014 2013 Vintage – Bronze Medal - Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2014 2013 Vintage – Commended – International Wine Challenge 2015 2013 Vintage – Commended – Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2014 2012 Vintage – 87 – Robert Parker 2012 Vintage - Commended – International Wine Challenge 2013 2012 Vintage - Commended – Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 2011 Vintage – Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012 2011 Vintage - Bronze Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition 2013 2011 Vintage – Bronze Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards 2012
Vintage Notes Archive (PDFs of present and past vintage notes)