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QUINTA DA FONTE SOUTO WHITE 2020

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6 bottles per case

The Fonte Souto Estate white wine embodies all the strengths of the property’s unique terroir: the freshness and balance afforded by the altitude; the concentration, which derives from mature, low-yielding vines, and the complexity and structure provided by the barrel fermentation sur-lie (on the lees) with bâtonnage. This white allows for maximum expression of the Arinto, widely regarded as Portugal’s finest white grape variety and has a smaller Verdelho component

Tasting Notes

Subtle, smoky notes with a discreet touch of vanilla, frame floral aromas of jasmine and honeysuckle, as well as peach and apricot. Creamy texture, lightly buttery, honeyed and toasty, holds together with the ample acidity, which provides balance and definition. Secondary flavors reveal yellow plum, citrus elements and balsamic, pine forest notes. The long aftertaste evokes nutmeg and tea.

Vineyard Notes

After a precocious budbreak, the wet spring slowed the growing cycle. Above-average temperatures in June and July hampered the progression of the maturations, although the altitude of our vineyards safeguarded the grapes’ balance and freshness. A cooler August put maturations back on track. This was our most challenging growing season since our debut year in 2017 and the two-month long vintage (August 19th – October 14th) further confirmed this. There were occasions when we had to rush, and others, many, when we had to be prepared to wait. Each variety, each parcel reacted differently to the multiple hurdles that stacked up in quick succession and keen vigilance in the vineyard was required throughout. After such a demanding year, we were pleasantly surprised with the balance and freshness of the wines, with very expressive fruit. This has renewed our admiration and confidence in the privileged location we enjoy in the São Mamede range.

Other Notes

60% of the blend was fermented in 500-liter oak barrels in contact with the lees. The final blend was aged seven months in a combination of new French and central European oak (50%); in second and third-year wood (40%), and in stainless steel vats (10%).
Vintage 2020
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Composition 75% Arinto 25% Verdelho
Harvest Date 2020
Acid 6.0 g/l
Barrel Aging 7 months 90% oak 10% steel
Alcohol % 14.5
Size 750 ml
 

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