Equinócio 2016 (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 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 the summer. It was bottled without fining and with a light filtration. 

Total Acidity: 4.8 (g/dm3)
Total Sugar: 1.6 (g/dm3)
pH: 3.40


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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, Rabo de Ovelha, Tamarez, Manteúdo, Uva Rei, Uva Formosa, Vale Grosso, Salsaparrilha
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Mário Andrade
Format: Magnum (1.5l)
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: Lightly smoked with some flint overlapping the delicate and well-ripe white fruit.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: Pure silk in the mouth, medium to full body, well structured, deeply fine, with a long and winsome finish that invites you to reflection.
Serving Temperature: 12º - 14ºC
Tasting Notes: It is a smooth, calm and very elegant white.