Drink now or cellar for 10 – 15 years
[ White Wine ]
Arinto is one of the best known white varietals in the Douro, yet never used as a single varietal. Know for its mineral texture and high acidity, Arinto was always used as a component for blends. In 2012, we have discovered that Arinto is a grape we can pick early, on the contrary to previous knowledge, allowing us to explore a more aromatic, elegant and fine Arinto.
8ºC – 10ºC
Just like for the Gouveio, the need to carry out experimental harvests was also essencial for Arinto. We discovered that, in Douro, Arinto reveals a fine, aromatic and elegant style when harvested early (early September). With this, we press the berries gently on a pneumatic press and ferment the must in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature. 30% of the wine ages in new french oak barrels for a period of 6 months.
A very a fresh and Aromatic Arinto in which intense fruit and floral notes integrate with mineral nuances, typical for Arinto. Very elegant on the palate, with great expression, and texture. Finishes with astonishing acidity and great definition.