Passadouro Branco 2015

Quinta do Passadouro

Passadouro 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 Viosinho, Rabigato, and Códega do Larinho with an average vine age of 30 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

Pale gold in color, this fresh and fragrant wine gives notes of citrus, asparagus, and intense minerality. Its light body and excellent acidity make it a perfect pairing with fish.

Food Pairing

The perfect companion to fish dishes.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
The Murca 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:
2008
Bottles produced of this wine:
17,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
34% Viosinho, 33% Rabigato and 33% Codega do Larinho
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
15 days
Fermentation temperature:
59 °F
Type of aging container:
Stainless steel tanks
Size of aging container:
25 HL
Length of aging before bottling:
6 months

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