Ribeiro Santo White Encruzado 2017 DOC Dão

Ribeiro Santo White Encruzado 2017

DOC Dão

Winemaker notes

Clear color, with green shades. Delicate aroma, with notes of lemon, green apple and dry linden blossom. In the palate it shows mineral fresh fruit, citric acidity and an excellent balance.

Winemakers Carlos Lucas


Vinification

The harvest took place in the second week of September. The grapes, exclusively of the grape variety Encruzado, were harvested by hand, into small boxes of 18kg, according to a careful selection of the best grapes in the vineyard. The grapes were totally destemmed and immediately pressed. The resulting juice went to a small stainless steel tank, where decanted for 48h at low temperature. The clean juice fermented with selected indigenous yeast in French oak barrels of 500L. During the fermentation in the barrel, the fine lees were stirred (battonage) and after the fermentation the wine remained in the barrels for 5 months.


Press

91 POINTS + “Editor’s Choice” –WINE ENTHUSIAST 2017 reviewed by ROGER VOSS (2016 vintage)
MUNDUS VINI SPRING TASTING 2017 – GOLD MEDAL (2016 vintage)
XXI BERLINER WEIN TROPHY 2017 – SILVER MEDAL (2016 vintage)

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