Alto do JOA 2018 White

Winemaking

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.

 

Alcohol

13%

pH

3,54

Total acidity

5,7 g/l

Sugar

0,6 g/dm3

Sulfites

88,0 mg/dm3

Terroir

Schist soil 

Amplitude

High thermal amplitude ranges

Altitude

800m 

Old Vines

More than hundred twenty years old vines (pré-phylloxera), and some without grafting.  

Indigenous or wild yeasts

French barrels

19 months  

 

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€29.90

Properties

Characteristics
Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Casa do JOA
Brand: Alto DO-JOA
Region: Trás-os-Montes
Type: White
Vintage: 2018
Alcoholic Level: 13%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Esgana Cão, Formosa, Síria, Douradinha, Gouveio, Folgasão, Chasselas Salsa,
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Jorge Afonso
Format: 75cl
Tasting
Colour: Powerful “old gold” color, with nuances between gold and amber. Shiny, clear, and transparent.
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: 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.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: Complex bouquet with notes of phenolic flavours. Full body and good persistence. Dry, balanced acidity.
Goes well with: 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.
Serving Temperature: 12ºC - 14ºC
Tasting Notes: Soft. Good finish, with a powerful aftertaste reminiscent of old white fortified wines and chestnut marmalade.