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Descarada is a sweet wine, produced in a year in which very high temperatures occurred during the maturation period, which is the reason the grapes reached a high concentration of sugar. Because the harvest happened in the end of August, it presents a hi

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  • Region: Dão
  • Type: Late Harvest
  • Alcohol: 11,5%
  • Bottle Size: 375 ml
  • Grape Variety: Chardonnay, Semillon
  • Winemaker: Manuel Vieira and Carlos Magalhães
  • Year: 2017
Winemaking:
The whole grapes bunches, harvested on August 31, 2017, with about 18% probable alcohol, were first put through a carbonic maceration process for 7 days in an atmosphere saturated with carbon dioxide at a temperature of about 30°C. After this period, where a rst enzymatic fermentation took place inside the grape which gave rise to about 1% alcohol, the grapes were transferred to a pneumatic press and subjected to pressing in order to release the wort. This wort was then subjected to alcoholic fermentation in a temperature controlled vat at about 16°C, and the fermentation was stopped when it reached about 11.5% vol., with the wine having about 120 grams/liter of residual sugar.

Grape Varieties:
Chardonnay, Semillon

Tasting Notes:
Descarada is a sweet wine, produced in a year in which very high temperatures occurred during the maturation period, which is the reason the grapes reached a high concentration of sugar. Because the harvest happened in the end of August, it presents a high acidity, which contributes for the excellent balance between its acidity and its sweetness, creating an “early harvest” wine. It presents banana and white fruits aromas, with a very pleasant oral component, excellent for accompanying sweets and fruit.

Store and Serve Advices:
It should be served at a temperature of 6ºC to 8ºC.

Food Pairing:
To pair with desserts or on its own.

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Descarada Sweet White 2017

Descarada Sweet White 2017

Descarada is a sweet wine, produced in a year in which very high temperatures occurred during the maturation period, which is the reason the grapes reached a high concentration of sugar. Because the harvest happened in the end of August, it presents a hi
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