Mariposa Encruzado 2018 (Magnum) White

After contributing for the creation of some of the best wines of the Dão region, oenologist Lúcia Freitas returned to the family Estate to elaborate projects that harmonize the respect for the traditions with the dream of deepening the extraordinary character of the wines and the region she knows so well.
 The wines Mariposa are made in a natural way, preserving the most of the natural aromas, flavours and natural acidity of the grapes of the Dao region. They are light and fresh, to drink young, but still with a good aging potential, which is a characteristic of the wines of the region. They are modern, but carry the character of Dao region.
The grapes were harvested manually for small boxes of 20 kg, with pre-selection in the vineyard. The grapes were again selected on a sorting table, cooled and immediately pressed. The resulting must was transferred to new (1/3) and used French oak barrels, where it completed the fermentation and where it remained for about 6 months, with battonage, to gently stirr the fine lees and blend it with the wine.
Total Acidity. 6,0 g/l
Total Sugars. 0,5 g/l
pH. 3,38




Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Quinta da Mariposa
Brand: Encruzado 2018
Region: Dão
Type: White
Vintage: 2018
Alcoholic Level: 13,6%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Encruzado
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Lúcia Freitas
Format: Magnum (1.5l)
Vineyard Surface: Sustainable agriculture
Terroir: Mostly granitic with coarse sand and large rocky outcrops
Climate: Temperate with Atlantic and Mediterranean influence
Icon aging method f92f3aeb44b9a289e4fd887871ce260da73d7cb9eab8d4f74d4a36436a460f91 Aging Method: Part in French oak barrels of 225 and 500L and the rest in dep. stainless steel
Colour: Citrus yellow color
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: Floral aroma with slight toasted notes and perception of granite
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: In the palate it is unctuous with citric notes and a lively acidity. It finishes long and vibrant.