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Quinta Varzea da Pedra, Arinto Reserva 2017
Portugal / White

Quinta Varzea da Pedra, Arinto Reserva 2017

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Minerality

Notes from Bonhomie Wine Imports:

"Brothers Tomas and Alberto Emidio took control of the 15 hectares of vineyards and the cellar in 2015 and started bottling part of the production, focusing on quality and character. The work in the vineyards is free of chemicals, practicing organic and the harvest is made by hand emphasizing careful handling of grapes which are then fully destemmed, crushed by foot and fermented spontaneously.

A gap in the hills on a level with the Peniche Peninsula and the town of Óbidos means that the DOC Óbidos region in the centre-east of VR Lisboa is windy and cool though also somewhat protected from the harshest coastal winds. These are ideal conditions for white wines such as Arinto, which is characterized by bright lemony acidity and an ability to display the defining soil of Obidos which is of clay and chalk."

Country
Portugal
Sub-Region
DOC Óbidos
Region
Lisbon
Varieties
Arinto
Farming
Practicing Organic
Soil
Clay and Limestone
Winemaking
Hand-harvested, destemmed, fermented and aged for 12 months on lees in 500L french oak barrel.