Quinta da Extrema Reserva 2017 White
It is among the 4 driest years since 1931, being the 2nd hottest since that year. The resulting high evapotranspiration and low water availability resulted in very high stress from May until the end of the harvest. The vine was advanced in its cycle about 15 days in relation to the normal one. There were no occurrences of fungal diseases and flowering and birth were favorable. The result of the water stress in the plants, led to a limited vegetative growth, which resulted in poor maturation mainly on slopes with southern exposure. The harvest was early, with very low yields and small berries. The result is concentrated wines with medium acidity. The whites will be very lush in aroma.
Winemaking and Stage
Whole bunch pressing, with fermentation in used barrels of 228L, preceded by stage on lees for 6 months, with batonnage in the first 3 months.
Alcohol Content: 13%
Total Acidity: 6.5 g/L
Residual sugar: 0.5 g/L
|Colinas do Douro|
|Quinta da Extrema|
|40% Rabigato, 30% Viosinho, 30% Gouveio|
|Jorge Rosa Santos|
|Marked by its minerality, lemonade fruit and elegant presence of new and used barrels stage notes.|
|In the mouth it is vibrant and broad, with medium and very long final structure.|