Rabigato Vinhas Velhas Reserva 2018 White

The technology is minimalist, in order to allow the expression of the variety and the terroir. After destemming and crushing the grapes, the must is separated and inoculated with selected yeasts. After the start of fermentation, after 6 hours, try to maintain the temperature around 16 ºC, using fresh water from a well, which flows slowly through the walls of the small stainless steel vats. After the yeast activity ends, the first racking is done, followed by the beat of the fine lees, to improve the texture and complexity of the wine. The minimum dose of sulfur dioxide needed to avoid oxidation is used. The bottling was done in May, after a slight bonding and filtration. It was not treated by the cold and may therefore form a slight precipitate over time, which in no way affects the quality of the wine.
Thanks to the nobility of the Rabigato variety, this wine has the peculiarity, very rare, of being great for drinking young, due to the delicacy of its aroma, and being a wine of guard, fruit of high acidity and alcohol content. With the time of bottle it will gain great complexity, assuming another dimension.
Analytical Parameters
Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Total acidity: 5.70 g/dm3 (tartaric acid)
Volatile acidity: 0.30 g/dm3 (acetic acid)
pH: 3.39


Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Dona Berta
Brand: Dona Berta
Region: Douro
Type: White
Vintage: 2018
Alcoholic Level: 13,5%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Rabigato
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Virgilio Loureiro
Format: 75cl
Colour: La couleur est citrine et l'aspect est brillant.
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: L'arôme est délicat, avec des notes minérales qui révèlent le caractère incomparable de la variété Rabigato.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: En bouche, il surprend par l'acidité remarquable, la structure saisissante, la texture crémeuse et l'arôme délicat rétronasal, qui lui confèrent une finale longue et attrayante.