Quinta do Cardo Chardonnay Reserva 2015 White
The vineyards are located at an average altitude of 750 meters, in the middle of the Iberian plateau, sheltered by a chain of mountains (Marofa and Castelo Rodrigo mountains). The soils are of a granitic nature, with a schist component . The continental climate combines cold winters with hot, dry summers, with daily temperature fluctuations up to 20°C. This combination of factors results in wines with great aromatic exuberance and plenty of freshness.
2015 VINTAGE REPORT
Winter in Beira Interior was harsh, long and with a fairly high rainfall. Springtime was almost non-existent and summer was quite hot. At the end of the season, the grapes showed up in excellent health and maturation status. In September the lack of rain and excess heat provided the ideal conditions for harvest, which started on September 8 (earlier than usual).
Fresh grapes were handpicked to 15 kg boxes and quickly transported to the winery. There, they were pressed whole (with stems) during 3 hours in order to obtain rich musts, with great freshness. Fermentation occured at a controlled temperature (14ºC) for 4 weeks in 228 liter French oak barrels (50% new) where it aged for 10 months with two weeks basis “battonage”. Only 1.700 bottles were produced.
Total Acidity 5,86 g/l
Sugar 1,8 g/l
|Quinta do Cardo|
|Quinta do Cardo|
|Luís Leocádio e Frederico Vilar Gomes|
|Pale yellow with greenish reflections.|
|This wine has a rich aroma of peach, pineapple and pear wrapped in smoked and mineral notes reflecting the soil and the altitude of the vine.|
|In the mouth it shows great greasiness, freshness and minerality. It presents a lively, persistent and velvety finish.|
|Perfect company of fish and seafood with intense flavor, white meats and salads.|