Amphora

Vinho de Talha White 2018

2018 2017

White

Wine Concept

To restore the tradition of producing amphora wines.

Agriculture

After a dry and cold winter, a rainy spring followed, restoring the proper moisture levels in the soil to initiate the vegetative cycle. The fact that temperatures in the spring, and until mid-summer, were milder than in previous years, somewhat delayed the entire cycle, but enabled good plant development. At the beginning of August, a heat wave that lasted five consecutive days, with temperatures above 43 degrees and strong gusts of wind, caused severe damage to the varieties that are more sensitive to this type of weather, leading to production losses. However, most of our vineyards, which are planted primarily with varieties better adapted to these conditions, ripened slowly and regularly, ideal to preserve the freshness and aromatic intensity of the white wines, and texture, concentration and complexity of the red wines.

SOIL TYPE

Ungrafted vines planted in sandy loam soils.

VINEYARD AGE

50 years.

Grape Varieties

Roupeiro

Vinification / Maturation

Partially destemmed, crushed, fermented with wild yeasts in amphorae lined with resin. The wines were kept in the amphorae until 5 December 2018, in contact with the wine pulp. Basket pressing.

More Information

Wine Makers

David Baverstock & Sandra Alves.

Colour

Dry straw.

Aroma

Notes of white fruit jam, dried vegetables, lemon and grapefruit peel.

Palate

Complex and intense, with touches of vegetables and spices. A long and ample finish.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

April 2019

Alcohol/Volume

13.5 %

Total Acidity

6.5 g/l

pH

3.4

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2.9 g/l