Equinócio 2016 (5 Barricas) White

A field blend of 14 different grape varieties existing in a century-old vineyard located in the parish of Reguengo, in the Serra de S. Mamede Natural Park. The exposure of the vineyard is nascent, at an altitude of 598 meters. Soils of ancient granitic origin (Ordovícico).

Production is very low. We cannot mention the dominance of any variety. The vineyard was planted in the post phylloxera period.
 
Vinification
The healthy grapes were harvested, crushed and pressed. The resulting wort decanted naturally for 48 hours. Fermentation with natural yeasts took place in 5 used barrels and a new 1,000 liter oak vat. The stage on fine lees lasted until the end of August 2016. The wine from the 5 Barricas Velhas was bottled on the 5th of July 2017 without gluing and with light filtration.
 
Analysis
Total Acidity: 4.8 g/dm3
Total Sugar: 1.6 g/dm3
Volatile Acidity: 0.62 g/dm3
Sulfur Dioxide: 110 mg/dm3
pH: 3.40
 
€21.00

Properties

Characteristics
Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Cabeças do Reguengo
Brand: Equinócio
Region: Alentejo
Type: White
Vintage: 2016
Alcoholic Level: 13.5%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Arinto, Assario, Fernão Pires, Roupeiro, Alicante Branco, Rabo de Ovelha, Tamarez, Manteúdo, Uva Rei, Uva Formosa, Vale Grosso, Salsaparrilha
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Mário Andrade
Format: 75cl
Tasting
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: It is white with a rich, complex aroma where there are no ripe fruits and some balsamic herbal tea with slightly smoked and mineral notes.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: It enters very smooth and velvety in the mouth, remains in fine and elegant tasting as the center of the mouth grows to finish in a wide, rich, deep and full of flavor finish.