Quinta do Cardo Síria 2016 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). The soils have a granitic nature, with a schist component. The marked 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. 

There has been a very favorable climate in 2016 (sun, heat and low humidity) which allowed a homogenous vegetative growth. The rains that have fallen in February and March came to replenish water reserves in the soil, which allowed a balanced budburst in early spring. The vineyards remained hydrated during the ripening period resulting in high quality grapes.

Grapes were hand picked manually and quickly transported to the winery in small 20kg cases, where they were pressed whole without de-stemming for about 4-5 hours in order to get a richer and fresher must. Fermentation took place at a controlled temperature of 14°C for 4 weeks. After fermentation, the wine aged on lees, with a weekly “battonage” until bottling. 

Total Acidity 5,95 g/l 
pH 3,22
Sugar 1,1 g/l 


This wine was part of the BLINDBOX#16 

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Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Quinta do Cardo
Brand: Quinta do Cardo
Region: Beira Interior
Type: White
Vintage: 2016
Alcoholic Level: 13%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: 100% Síria
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Luís Leocádio
Format: 75cl
Colour: Bright lemon green coloured
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: With floral and fruity aroma, green apple and citrus notes evoking grapefruit, orange and lime. Nuances of smoked graphite and flint reflecting soil minerality.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: Buttery in the mouth with a long and fresh after-taste, confirming the notes of fruit and flowers.
Serving Temperature: 8ºC
Goes well with: Perfect match with fish dishes, seafood and salads.
Evaluation: 16,JPM