Alto do JOA 2018 White
We respect the raw material, transforming the grape into wine with a minimum intervention and a maximum monitorization. We make a strict selection of grapes at harvest. Process of gentle crushing of the grape. Spontaneous fermentation together with the skins and the seeds without the addition of oenological products to protect the cultural and rare heritage of our vineyards.
High thermal amplitude ranges
More than hundred twenty years old vines (pré-phylloxera), and some without grafting.
Indigenous or wild yeasts
|Casa do JOA|
|Esgana Cão, Formosa, Síria, Douradinha, Gouveio, Folgasão, Chasselas Salsa,|
|Powerful “old gold” color, with nuances between gold and amber. Shiny, clear, and transparent.|
|Yellow fruit compotes (quince, pear, apple), and other dried fruits, like chestnut and nut. Ethereal and complex. Light earthy, resines, fine cedar notes and dried powdered spices.|
|Complex bouquet with notes of phenolic flavours. Full body and good persistence. Dry, balanced acidity.|
|Its versatility makes it possible to harmonize well with fresh and wild mushrooms, as well as succulent or rich dishes (feijoadas and cassoulets), cod and game birds. Goes well with vegetarian dishes.|
|12ºC - 14ºC|
|Soft. Good finish, with a powerful aftertaste reminiscent of old white fortified wines and chestnut marmalade.|