Reserva Quartz - White Wine
Producer Notes 2015
Síria (50%) and Fonte Cal (50%).
Grapes come from vineyards planted in the plateau area of Beira Interior wine region, at an average altitude of 725 meters, growing in granite soils with quartz veins. The vineyards are all of native varieties that are perfectly adapted to environmental and climatic characteristics created by the altitude, chosen one by one depending of the vintage.
Hand picked grapes, reception with full destemming, whole-cluster pressed, fermentation at 16-17ºC using native yeasts during 20 days.
Ageing in stainless steel vats until bottling in March.
Very mineral and citrus, grapefruit, slightly smoky, vibrant acidity with a structure that promises good ageing in the bottle. The soul of this wine lies in the unique combination of the Síria and Fonte Cal native grape varieties, from vines planted in purely granite soils with quartz veins, in the Douro River’s hydrographical basin, at an average altitude of 725 meters above sea level.
Excellent with shellfish, fatty fish and cured goat cheeses.