Passa Branco 2015

Quinta do Passadouro

Passa White is sourced from an estate vineyard near the village of Murça at an altitude of 1,650 feet. The high altitude, cool climate, and schist and granite soil provides ideal conditions for growing white grapes. The wine is a blend of Rabigato and Códega do Larinho with an average vine age of 20 years. Fermentation is conducted in stainless steel tanks over 15 days at low temperatures, which preserves the fresh flavors of the grapes. The ensuing five months of lees contact adds just enough texture to create a perfectly balanced wine.

Tasting Notes

Light yellow in color, this crisp, aromatic wine gives notes of citrus and minerality. Its textured body and excellent acidity make it a perfect pairing with fish.

Food Pairing

Perfectly paired with fish.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
The Murça vineyard
Vineyard size:
25 acres
Soil composition:
Schist and granite
Training method:
Bush
Elevation:
1,650 feet
Vines/acre:
2,000
Yield/acre:
1.6 tons
Exposure:
Northern
Year vineyard planted:
1952 - 2001
Harvest time:
August
First vintage of this wine:
2010
Bottles produced of this wine:
12,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
50% Rabigato, 50% Viosinho
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
15 days
Fermentation temperature:
59 °F
Type of aging container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of aging before bottling:
6 months

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