Equinócio Branco 2015 (Magnum) White
Made from multiple ancient varietals present on a very old vineyard located at the outskirts of the Reguengo village, in Serra de S. Mamede (the unique mountain above 1000 meters’ altitude in the South of Portugal). The vineyard faces eastward, at an altitude of 598 meters, and the soil is granitic (Ordovician).
Yields are very low. We cannot indicate any variety dominance. There are about 14 different varieties from a mass selection made until the early twentieth century.
Fully healthy grapes were harvested in the 6 September 2014 and were put in 14 kg boxes. They were then crushed, pressed and naturally decanted for 48 hours. The fermentation with natural yeasts took place in 5 old oak barrels and 1 new 1.000 litres cask, until the end of August 2016. It was bottled without fining and with a light filtration.
Total Acidity: 4.8 (g/dm3)
Total Sugar: 0.4 (g/dm3)
|Cabeças do Reguengo|
|Old Vines: Arinto, Assario, Fernão Pires, Roupeiro, Alicante Branco, Rabo de Ovelha, Tamarez, Manteúdo, Uva Rei, Uva Formosa, Vale Grosso, Salsaparrilha...|
|Lightly smoked with some flint overlapping the delicate and well-ripe white fruit.|
|Pure silk in the mouth, medium to full body, well structured, deeply fine, with a long and winsome finish that invites you to reflection.|
|12º - 14ºC|
|It is a smooth, calm and very elegant white.|