Perfumed Moscatel adds a spicy character to this wine. Pineapple and mango gives an exotic edge to the toast and spice flavors from wood aging. The wine is a little young and will be better from late 2020. - ROGER VOSS
PACHECA SUPERIOR BRANCO
Producer: Quinta da Pacheca Appelation: Douro DOC, Portugal Harvest: 2018
The 2018 viticultural year was characterized by being extremely dry and hot. The evolution of climatic conditions has contributed to an earlier sprouting that has occurred throughout the entire vegetative cycle. The harvest began on August 11 in the precocious white grape varieties such as Viosinho, followed by the remaining white varieties and later the red varieties with normality until the end of September.
This wine is obtained from grapes of Viosinho and Moscatel Galego Branco varietals originated from several plots of vineyard planted at 140 meters of altitude.
After careful selection by their best state, the grapes were harvested for chests of 25 kg and sent to the wine- making center where they were slightly pressed in a pneumatic press. The resulting must was sent to stainless steel vats, inertized and cooled, where it remained for 24 hours to make the decantation. At the end of this period, it was filtered and transferred to another stainless steel vat where it was inoculated with selected yeasts, having fermented at a controlled temperature of 14-16oC. After the alcoholic fermen- tation, it staged in 2nd year French oak barrels with weekly bâtonnage during 6 months.
Pacheca Superior Branco has a complex aroma, some notes of tropical fruit of pineapple and passion fruit type and toast notes given by the barrel. In the mouth is marked by the exotic fruit enfolded in notes of toasted wood which gives it a rich body and a long and persistent finish.
6 months in 2nd year French oak barrels with weekly bâtonnage .
Viosinho and Moscatel Galego Branco
Maria Serpa Pimentel
Achohol by volume: 13% pH: 3,30 Total acidity: 5,5 g/L Residual Sugar: 0,9 g/L