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
Total Sugars: 1,0 g/L
|Magnum Carlos Lucas|
|Clear color, with green shades.|
|Delicate aroma, with notes of lemon, green apple and dry linden blossom.|
|In the palate it shows mineral fresh fruit, citric acidity and an excellent balance.|
|Wine Enthusiast Editor's Choice|
|MUNDUS VINI SPRING TASTING 2017 – Gold Medal; XXI BERLINER WEIN TROPHY 2017 – Silver Medal;|