bottles_palpite_white

Blend: 40% Arinto, 35% Antão Vaz, 25% Verdelho

Vintage: 2014

Identity:Palpite is a Portuguese word meaning a good hunch or intuition. It is barrel fermented and produced from a selection of the best vineyard blocks.

Tasting Notes:Golden straw color, intense, complex nose with hints of spice, grapefruit and cream. The mouth-feel has fullness and texture. It has a fine balance of intense richness and acidity that extends into a persistent finish

Service and Pairing: Pairs equally well with baked fish in a rich sauce, or with lighter fish and shellfish has it possesses the naturally high acidity;

Alcohol: 13.5% by volume

Appellation: Vinho Regional Alentejano – Reserva

Vineyard Management:Grape quality is assured by restricting yield and canopy management. At harvest grapes are selectively hand-picked into small boxes at the peak of their maturity.

Vinification and Ageing:The emphasis is on careful selection and gentle fruit handling. Whole cluster pressing, 100% Barrel fermented, 50% new french oak, 50% 2nd use. Ageing for 12 months in barrel with regime of frequent lees stirring.

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Medals

2009 – Gold Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

2007 – Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

 

Ratings

2013 – Wine Advocate – 90 points

2013 – Wine Enthusiast – 91 points

2011 – Wine Advocate – 91 points

2009 – Wine Enthusiast – 91 points

2009 – 50 Great Portuguese Wines UK 2012 by Julia Harding

2009 – 17 Pts Jancis Robinson

2008 – 50 Great Portuguese Wines UK 2011 by Tom Cannavan

2007 – Wine Enthusiast – 91 points

bottles_palpite_red

Blend: 62% Aragonez (Tempranillo), 18% Alicante Bouschet, 11% Touriga Nacional, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage: 2013

Identity: Palpite is a Portuguese word meaning a good hunch or intuition. Produced from a selection of the best vineyard blocks and finest barrels from every vintage.

Tasting Notes: Deep ruby-violet color, showing a concentrated aroma of dark fruits combining with subtle herbal and floral notes. In the pallet, concentrated ripe fruit contrast with powerful but well-rounded tannin ending in a persistent finish.

Service and Pairing: Serve at 16ºC with dishes of game or well seasoned red meat;

Alcohol: 14.5%/Vol.

Appellation: Vinho Regional Alentejano – Reserva

Vineyard Management: Production follows the protocols of sustainable agriculture with yields being controlled for top quality by hard pruning, removal of secondary shoots, and bunch thinning. At optimum maturity the grapes are hand-picked in small boxes permitting the quality control operations of bunch selection in the vineyard and on the sorting table.

Vinification and Ageing: After sorting and crushing the grapes are conveyed by gravity into small vats and fermented by only indigenous yeast at 27ºC. Post fermentation maceration lasts for 21 days. The wine is matured for 18 months in French oak barrels

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Medals

2010 – Gold Medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

2010 – 50 Great Portuguese Wines in UK

2008 – Great Gold Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

 

Ratings

2012 – Wine Enthusiast – 94 points

2012 – Wine Advocate – 90 points

2011 – Wine Advocate – 90+ points

2008 – Wine Enthusiast – 93 points

2010 – 50 Great Portuguese Wines in UK

2006 – Wine Enthusiast– 90 points

 



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