Vira Cabeças 2017 White

Vinification
Old Single Vineyard field blend (about 10 different grapes varieties).
From October 11, 2016 to May 23, 2017, a total of 557 litres/m2 of rain (annual average 750 litres/m2). Strong and persistent wind from January until the beginning of May. Frost in May did some damage to the crop.
 
June, July, August and September: very high levels of heat and dry weather 
Harvest one month earlier than usual.
 
Hand-picked harvest from 16th to 24th August. Grapes crushed, pressed, and must decanted.
 
Natural fermentation and ageing for 12 months in very old oak barrels (225 litres). No malolactic. Bottled at 22th August 2018 without finning and filtering.
 
Analysis
Acidity: 5,7 g/l
Volatile: 0,58 g/l
Sugar: 2 gr/l
SO2: Total 85 mg/l
pH:3,34
Alcohol: 13,1%Vol.
1 354 bottles
 
€15.10

Properties

Characteristics
Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Cabeças do Reguengo
Brand: Vira Cabeças
Region: Alentejo
Type: White
Vintage: 2017
Alcoholic Level: 13,1%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Old Vines
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Mário Andrade
Format: 75cl