Quartzo 2016 White




Made from multiple ancient grape varieties of centuries-old vineyards, consociated with olive groves, located in the parish of Reguengo, in the Natural Park of Serra de S. Mamede (Portalegre). The altitudes of the vines vary between 550 and 735 meters. The soil is very old granite and very eroded (Ordovician). The productions are very low. This wine is a lot of four "field blend" of other small vineyards.

Year of Harvest
Winter of medium high temperature for the season and normal rainfall.
Cold and extremely rainy spring, especially the month of May, with several records of precipitation being struck a little throughout the country, and with consequent problems in the control of mildew. In our vineyard, "bio-treatments" before, between and soon after the rains managed to quell the fungal attacks.
Extremely dry and hot summer. The 2nd hottest and the 5th driest since the year 1931.
The month of August was the hottest since 1931, and a heatwave on September 5 and 6 precipitated a slow and heterogeneous maturation. This heat wave was only a higher temperature peak than the continuous heat that it was this summer. We started the harvest on day 5 and finished on the 16th, already after some rain on September 13, which came to soften the maximum temperatures. Surprising in this harvest, the generalized quality of white wines (unexpected for such high temperatures) and the strong and cheeky tannin claw of red wines (already expected) will require more stage time than usual.

Healthy and whole grapes were harvested from 6 to 10 September 2016. After crushing and pressing their wort was decanted for 48 hours. It was then transferred to a cement tank (built in 1952), where it was fermented. Afterwards,
the stage of 12 months in old barrels with a final finish in stainless steel. The wine was bottled on 8 September without being glued or filtered. This white wine is an "entire" wine.

Chemical analysis
Total Acidity: 5.5 g/dm3
Acidity Volatile: 0.58 g/dm3
Total Sugars: 0.4 g/dm3
pH 3.34
Alcohol: 13.5% Vol.


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Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Cabeças do Reguengo
Brand: Quartzo
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, Salsaparrilha
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Mário Andrade
Format: 75cl
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: In the nose the notes of fruits are undefined. We can think of citrus and peach, but it is the mineral side that dominates the whole set.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: In the mouth is very fresh and elegant. Very fine texture, excellent test harmony, long finish, soft and lightly spicy.
Tasting Notes: An intense white wine with mineral and smoky notes.