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Falcoaria White 2017

This wine 100% Fernão Pires from old vines is a perfect and very well done example of this grape. It is one of the most planted grapes in Portugal!
This wine last fermentation process was done in new and used French oak barrels whereafter it was left for 8 months, battonage was done during that time.
On the nose, you sense citrus with notes of the toasted wood. On the mouth strong minerality and some salinity (typical of the region – is basically planted in sand from the Tejo) with a perfect balance with the wood. Wine Enthusiast gave 91pts, we totally agree!!


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  • Alcohol:13% vol

  • Grape Variety:Fernão Pires

  • Serving Temperature:8- 12ºC

  • Type:White

  • Winemakers:Manuel Lobo and Joana Silva Lopes

  • Pairing:Pasta, Pork, Shellfish, Lean fish

  • Capacity:75cl

 

  • Climate:Mediterranean Continental, hot days and cool nights during the maturation
  • Soil and Topography:Sandy Flat land
  • Age of Vinyeards:Old vineyards, planted more than 65 years age
  • Bottled:June 2018
  • Vinification:Manually harvested and transported to the winery in plastic crates of 15 kg. Upon arrival in the winery only the best grapes were carefully selected. The first 2/3 of fermentation took place in concrete vats (with controlled temperature of 12ºC – 14ºC). The last stage of fermentation was done in new and used French oak barrels, at a temperature of 16ºC, during 18 days
  • Ageing:After fermentation the wine was left in the barrels, where the dead yeast was moved every week – battonage – during 8 months. New barrels in French oak – 50% Used barrels in French oak – 50% (Barrels with acacia wood tops – 5%)
  • Tasting notes:

Color: Bright citrine. Nose: Notes of citrus and tropical fruit, combined with notes of toasted wood from the barrels. Mouth: Marked by strong mineral notes and some salinity, characteristic of the terroir. The fruit and wood notes form a perfect combination, resulting in an ideal natural acidity and giving it great balance and longevity for ageing in the bottle

 

Weight 1.5 kg
Brand

Casal Branco

Year

2017

color

White

Collection

Wine Cellar

size

750ml

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Casal Branco

Founded in 1775, the property today is now spread over 1,100 hectares. Of these, 119 hectares are occupied by vineyards in heathland soils. The strong focus on wine production has started a tradition marked by innovation, quality, and consistency of wines produced until today. Quinta do Casal Branco is a privileged place to enjoy multiple experiences around wine.