This wine presents a pale yellow color with green reflections, and rich fruit aromas, such as peach and pineapple, characteristic of Chardonnay. These aromas are combined with nuances of toast and vanilla imparted from the oak were it aged. On the palate, we find strong flavors of fruit harmonizing with the oak, and a very present acidity that gives it a mineral characteristic, resulting in a full and persistent finish. With the ageing in bottle the wine gains complexity.
Made from Chardonnay grapes, from our vineyard at “Cova da Ursa”, located in the hills of Azeitão, in the Arrábida mountains. Its stony soils, clay-limestone, and the meso-climate of the Arrábida area, mean that the grapes ripen slowly for maximum quality. In 2022, the harvest of this variety took place on August 23rd, being a year of early maturation for all varieties. In this harvest, the grape matured slowly, originating mineral and floral characteristics and an excellent balance in natural acidity. From its careful winemaking technology, we highlight the full fermentation and maturation of 60% of the wine in new fine grain French oak barrels. Also in the traditional way, “batonnage” is made daily for a greater complexity of aromas and flavors.