Saroto 2018 White

Saroto is the first solo act of the newly created Arribas Wine Company. It is born from the passion and energy of the young winemaking team, enchanted by the old vineyards in the Arribas of the Douro River. This wine is an attemp at capturing and expressing the terroir of this region, applying traditional techniques and emplying a principle of minimal intervention.

The 2018 growing season was atypical and difficult, with high disease pressure mainly due to low temperature and high relative humidity. Over the first weekend of August the country was subjected to very high temperatures that caused damage and loss in crop yield. The white grapes used to make Saroto White 2018 were hand harvested into 20 Kg cases over the last week of August and were foot trodden in a tradicional lagar, where they were skin macerated for 2 days. After this period, the grapes were pressed and the juice was transfered directly into used french oak barrels. Kept in barrel over lees for 7 months, the juice fermented naturally with indigenous yeast and without temperature control (wild fermentation) finishing both alcoholic and malolactic fermentations.

Chemical Analysis
Alcohol - 10.5%
Volatile acidity - 0.6 g/dm3
Total acidity - 5.1 g/dm3
pH - 3.46


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Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Arribas Wine Company
Brand: Saroto
Region: Trás-os-montes
Type: White
Vintage: 2018
Alcoholic Level: 10.5%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Verdelho Branco, Posto Branco & Malvasia.
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Frederico Machado & Ricardo Alves
Format: 75cl