Herdade da Comporta, White




Producer: Herdade da Comporta

Classification: Vinho Regional

Soil: Sandy

Region: Península de Setúbal

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: greeninsh-yellow

Aroma: a lively nose, with notes of lemon and tropical fruits.

Tasting Notes: Elegant, with concentrated fruit, well structured tannins; Medium body, with good balance of lemony, tropical fruit (from Antão Vaz) and light, refreshing acidity (thanks to the presence of Arinto), and a long, complex finish.

Grape Varieties: Arinto and Antão Vaz

Alcohol: 13,5%

pH: 3,42

Residual Sugar: 1,3 g/l

Dry Extract: 19,8 g/l

Total Acidity: 5,1 g/l

Volatile Acidity: 0,36

Bottled: April 2014.

Number of Bottles: 30.000

Winemaking: The grapes, all from our own vines, were picked by hand into 20 kg boxes, the varieties being kept separate. They were destalked and gently pressed. Fementation took place in open tank at temperatures between 15 and 17o C.