Spontaneous fermentation. Fining with Bentonite when necessary. Light filtration. Hand-picking plot-by-plot, allowing for the right grapes to be picked at the right time. Transport in small boxes. Brief maceration of selected grapes. Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats.
Bright, straw colour. Expressive. Floral with heady notes of tropical fruit and good intensity. Undertones of the region’s granitic minerality promise a complex wine. Dry, with nicely-balanced acidity and minerality typical of the region. Despite being fresh and refreshing, this wine has notes of ripe stone fruits and displays a certain creaminess against the mineral backdrop. Long, elegant finish. A wine with abundant personality.
Store and Serve Advices:
Covela Escolha Branco should be enjoyed at a temperature between 12ºC to 14ºC.
An excellent wine to pair with starters, though best when accompanying fish and seafood. Also gives a nice twist to poultry, pasta and some pork dishes. An excellent foil for creamy sauces. A wine with ageing potential of at least five years.
Reviews and Awards:
. 17,5 points in Revista de Vinhos;
. Commended Decanter World Wine Awards 2008 (2006);
. Bronze medal Japan Wine Challenge 2008 (2006);
. Commended Decanter World Wine Awards 2005 (2004).
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