Quetzal Reserva 2014 White

Soil
Sloping slate soils with medium production potential.

Climate
Mediterranean, with slight continental characteristics. Cold winters, with most rainfall between October and February (average annual precipitation around 700 mm) and very hot summers.

Vinification
The grapes were hand-picked as they mature. After crushed, the resulting must undergoed 48 to 72 hours of static clarification. The fermentation took place in new French oak barrels from 14ºC to 16ºC of temperature during 30 days.

Analysis
Total Acidity: 5.1 (g/L)
Residual Sugar: 0.6 (g/L) 
pH: 3.49

 

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€19.45

Properties

Characteristics
Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Quinta do Quetzal
Brand: Quetzal
Region: Alentejo
Type: White
Vintage: 2014
Alcoholic Level: 13%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Antão Vaz
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Rui Reguinga, José Portela
Format: 75cl
Tasting
Colour: Citrus
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: Juicy on the nose with tropical fruits, Meyer lemons and almonds.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: Rich on the palate with more citrus, lemon balm and distinct toasted almond flavors. The toasted nuttiness lingers long, mingling with subtle peach on the finish.
Consumption: Immediately or up to 2 years, in a cool, shaded place.
Goes well with: Its structure allows the pairing with white meats, refined and complex fish dishes and shellfish.
Serving Temperature: 12ºC
Evaluation
Icon classification 3e51d3d9ed15536209cb9d7118873a31deae54c93b16126273d93c69d22efe76 Classification: 93 points, Ultimate Wine Challenge 2016