Ribeiro Santo Encruzado 2016 White

The D.O.C. Dão region is one of the oldest Wine Regions of Portugal, which goes back to 1908. Located in central Portugal in a mountainous region ranging from 400 to 700 m above sea level, this region has its reference point at the mountain “Serra da Estrela”, the highest in mainland Portugal's. Its name comes from the river that crosses the Region, the river Dão. The characteristics of the wines are strongly influenced by the granitic terrain and the fact that the vines are inserted in forests with pines, eucalyptus and oak trees. 

The vineyard is planted following the traditional plantation methods, in poor ground granite soils, with large rocky outcrops, where you can have a magnificent perspective of the highness of the Mountain Serra da Estrela. The entire vineyard is planted following an integrated Production System, which demonstrates a great concern with the environmental issues. 

The harvest took place in the second week of September. The grapes, exclusively of the grape variety Encruzado, were harvested by hand, into small boxes of 18kg, according to a careful selection of the best grapes in the vineyard. The grapes were totally destemmed and immediately pressed. The resulting juice went to a small stainless steel tank, where decanted for 48h at low temperature. The clean juice fermented with selected indigenous yeast in French oak barrels of 500L. During the fermentation in the barrel, the fine lees were stirred (battonage) and after the fermentation the wine remained in the barrels for 5 months.

Alcoholic Degree:  13,5 % by vol. 
Total Acidity: 6,57 g/L 
pH: 3,26 
Total Sugars: 1,0 g/L 


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Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Magnum Carlos Lucas
Brand: Ribeiro Santo
Region: Dão
Type: White
Vintage: 2016
Alcoholic Level: 13,5%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Encruzado
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Carlos Lucas
Format: 75cl
Colour: Clear color, with green shades.
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: Delicate aroma, with notes of lemon, green apple and dry linden blossom.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: In the palate it shows mineral fresh fruit, citric acidity and an excellent balance.
Evaluation: 91,WE
Icon classification 3e51d3d9ed15536209cb9d7118873a31deae54c93b16126273d93c69d22efe76 Classification: Wine Enthusiast Editor's Choice
Icon awards 0b2e1fc46a580be105fbbfe77df78f260843d877887ea25ecfe1b3dc8bf39830 Awards: MUNDUS VINI SPRING TASTING 2017 – Gold Medal; XXI BERLINER WEIN TROPHY 2017 – Silver Medal;