CHÃO DAS ROLAS, White Wine 2013
Producer: Herdade da Comporta
Classification: Vinho Regional
Region: Península de Setúbal
Winemaker: Eng. Francisco Pimenta
Location: Herdade da Comporta/Portugal. Just a short distance from the Atlantic Ocean, our vines of 35 hectares (26 hectares of red grapes and 9 hectares of white grapes), enjoy a mild coastal climate, which makes for balanced ripening. The vineyard lies in a valley running from east to west, with good sun exposure and surrounded by umbrella pines, which protect it from the strong summer winds. The soil and weather conditions promote excellent vine health, resulting in sound, high-quality grapes grown by the ‘integrated production’ method.
Colour: Pale yellow
Aroma: Fruity, gently floral.
Tasting Notes: Bright and gentle, aromatic, with a soft, fresh finish.
Grape Varieties: Arinto 70%, Antão Vaz 20%, Fernão Pires 10%
Alcohol Content: 13%
Residual Sugar: 1.4 g/l
Dry Extract: 19.3 g/l
Volatile Acidity: 0.3 g/l (acetic acid)
Total Acidity: 5.02 g/l (tartaric acid)
Bottled: April 2014
Number of Bottles: 100,000
Food Pairing Suggestions: With finger food and tapas, salads, cooked seafood and grilled fish.
Ideal Drinking Temperature: Between 8oC and 9oC
The Vineyard Year: The summer of 2013 was warmer than average. For the three months from June to August, temperatures averaged around 22oC. Rainfall was lower than normal; it was an extremely dry summer. The month of September was hot and dry, except for the last five days when 60 mm of rain was registered. The average air temperature was 22oC, with maximum temperature exceeding 30oC on many days. October was also warmer than normal, but at the same time was a rainy month, with around 170 mm of rainfall.
Winemaking: Hand-picked at dawn. The juice is fermented at a controlled temperature of 14oC.