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Branco de Tintas 2010

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Varieties: Castelão


Year: 2010


Identity: The second edition of BRANCO DE TINTAS is a Portuguese white wine produced only from one local red skinned grape variety Castelão, handharvested from top quality vineyards from the southern Alentejo region. A clear juice is obtained by gently pressing the red grapes (in the same method used for producing white sparkling wines from black grapes) Totally barrel fermented and matured for 12 months in the same French oak barrels, the result is richy textured, intense and complex...simply stunning!


Alcohol: 13,5%


Denomination: Vinho Regional Alentejano


Viticulture: Sustainable production methods are used. Grapes are hand-picked for small 20kg crates at the peak of maturation. The fruit is selected from the vineyard and re-selected in the cellar at a sorting table.


Vinification: Grapes are whole cluster pressed at 10ºC, and the juice allowed to settle naturally before fermenting at 12ºC in 2nd and 3rd year oak barrels of 225L. Ageing of 12 months in barrel with weekly lees stirring.