Automático 2017 (Magnum) White

The D.O.C. Dão region is one of the oldest Wine Regions of Portugal, which goes back to 1908. Located in central Portugal in a mountainous region ranging from 400 to 700 m above sea level, this region has its reference point at the mountain “Serra da Estrela”, the highest in mainland Portugal's. Its name comes from the river that crosses the Region, the river Dão. The characteristics of the wines are strongly influenced by the granitic terrain and the fact that the vines are surrounded by forests with pines, eucalyptus and oak trees. 
The vineyard is planted following the traditional plantation methods, in poor ground granite soils, with large rocky outcrops, where you can have a magnificent perspective of the highness of the Mountain Serra da Estrela. The entire vineyard is planted following an integrated Production System, which demonstrates a great concern with the environmental issues. 
The grapes, exclusively grape variety Encruzado, were harvested by hand, into small boxes of 18kg, according to a careful selection of the best grapes in the vineyard. The grapes were only crushed without pressing, and only a must that had passed to the stainless steel vats where decanted at a low temperature for about 48 hours was used. The clear must fermented only with indigenous yeasts. It stayed in stainless steel vats until the time of bottling. All the process is run naturally without the human intervention and with insignificant production of the external products from grapes until the time of bottling. 
Alcohol 13.0% vol.
Total Acidity 6,72 g/l
pH 3,11


Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Magnum Carlos Lucas
Brand: Ribeiro Santo
Region: Dão
Type: White
Vintage: 2017
Alcoholic Level: 13%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Encruzado
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Carlos Lucas
Format: Magnum (1.5l)
Colour: Cor límpida e citrina.
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: Delicate aromas with the notes of a lime, green apple and tropical fruit.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: On the palate it shows a fresh fruit and a mineral with a citric refreshing acidity.
Evaluation: 92, WE
Icon classification 3e51d3d9ed15536209cb9d7118873a31deae54c93b16126273d93c69d22efe76 Classification: 16.5 Points by Grandes Escolhas