Quinta do Cardo Chardonnay Reserva 2015 White

VINEYARD
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). 

WINEMAKING 
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.

ANALYSIS
Total Acidity 5,86 g/l
pH 3,15
Sugar 1,8 g/l 

 

This wine was part of the BLINDBOX#9 

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Properties

Characteristics
Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Quinta do Cardo
Brand: Quinta do Cardo
Region: Beira Interior
Type: White
Vintage: 2015
Alcoholic Level: 14%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Luís Leocádio e Frederico Vilar Gomes
Format: 75cl
Tasting
Colour: Pale yellow with greenish reflections.
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: 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.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: In the mouth it shows great greasiness, freshness and minerality. It presents a lively, persistent and velvety finish.
Serving Temperature: 11ºC
Goes well with: Perfect company of fish and seafood with intense flavor, white meats and salads.
Evaluation
Evaluation: 17,JPM