Conveys the full potential of this grape variety which, enhanced by the Alentejo soils and climate, produces a vibrant, balanced and unique varietal wine.
Autumn and winter were colder and wetter than the previous year, with more rain and the lowest temperatures between November and February. Nonetheless, temperatures and rain remained within the average of the past 18 years. The spring featured higher temperatures than in 2016, leading to earlier phenolic stages. From February to August/September, during the vegetative cycle, the average temperatures were higher than usual, reaching their peak on 13 July with a maximum temperature of 46.3ºC, indicating that ripening would occur earlier.
Granite/schist base, with a clay/loam structure
Grapes were hand-picked and fermented in concrete tanks, where the wine also aged for 6 months.
David Baverstock and Sandra Alves
Fresh, ripe fruit with hints of plum and tea leaf.
Refined and balanced on the palate, with a silky texture and long finish.
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