2020

Ideal

The creation of the IDEAIS range of wines aims to offer consumers wines of great quality, with a degree of complexity and elegance typical of the region, where fresh fruit, both in white and red, prevails. These wines are easy to like and drink, they are gastronomic wines, designed to be enjoyed by most people who appreciate fine wines from the Dão.

ANO

2020

VOLUME

750 ml

REGIÃO

Dão

ÁLCOOL

12,5%

IDADE DAS CEPAS

30 e 60 anos

ESTÁGIO

Barricas de Carvalho da região de Borgonha

IDEAL WHITE 2021

INTRODUCTION

The grapes selected for this wine are from the Senhorim Sub-Region.  The age of the vines ranges between 30 and 60 years and are from mostly monovarietal vineyards.  Typical grape varieties from the Dão region are composing this wine, such as Encruzado, Bical and Malvasia fina. The choice of the harvest day is decisive for the type of wine we want to make. The harvest day was on the 10th of September, harvesting only grapes with great potential.

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Winemaking

After careful transport to the winery using 15 kg boxes, the grapes were sent by gravity directly to the press.  We pressed slowly and gently in order to extract and preserve the primary aromas of the grapes. For approximately 24 hours, the must was decanted in stainless steel vats.  Then followed the alcoholic fermentation, in a temperature-controlled environment, without any addition of chemicals. The must fermented with native yeasts. The wine then aged for 11 months in French oak barrels.

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Tasting notes

IDEAL White has a very fresh, delicate and mineral character. The aroma is austere with notes of stone, with time, in the glass, shows complexity with slight smoked, citrus and floral notes, reminding of orange blossom. The french barrel character is in perfect harmony with the fresh and mineral aroma. In the mouth it’s slightly creamy, with a fantastic natural acidity very balanced, firm and persistent. Very rich, but at the same time fresh and light, it shows a perfect fruit / acid balance. Notes of white flowers and some dried fruits provide a mineral, salty, very long and enveloping finish.

FOOD SUGGESTIONS:

Oysters, Oven backed fish, poultry and other white meats.  Vegetarian suggestions:  pasta or noodle, dishes with cheese. SUITABLE FOR VEGAN & VEGETARIAN: yes

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Reviews

17 points Jancis Robinson

“Pure, slightly herbal citrus,pretty floral notes, salty. Like walking into a spring garden by the sea. Really salty on the palate, too, and with such great shape and lenght. Texture is intense. Light bitterness add freshness – “like Chassagne” suggests Raposo. A little bit salty, super dry. Grips your mouth on its journey across the palate. Immense freshness and steely intensity on the finish. Reduction in the cellar not in the bottles” by Julia Harding

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