Herdade dos Grous Concrete 2020

HARVEST The year of 2020 started with some rain and low temperatures, which lasted practically until the end of Spring, demanding greater attention and control of the incidence of diseases in the vine. However, the temperature increase, by the first days of Summer, caused an acceleration in the phenological states and, consequently, in the ripening of the grapes, wich led the harvest to start by the beginning of August. Temperatures remained mild throughout the harvest period, contributing to the very ballanced maturations and grapes in perfect phytosanitary conditions. Arinto grape variety, used in this wine, was hand harvested on August 25th, revealing an exceptional quality and ballance. VITICULTURE Vintage: 2020 Grape Varieties: Arinto (100%) Soils: Sedimentary schist and greywack soils Irrigation: Localized irrigation with strictly controlled requirements and in accordance with quality parameter; Production: 6 ton/ha WINEMAKING The grapes are stored over one night in a cool room at 8ºC of temperature. After this time, the grapes are hand-selected and destemmed and then gently pressed. The must is "cold-settle" for up to 2 days and the fermentation takes place in a concrete tank. The wine ages in it for 6 months with "battonage" and "sur lies". The choice for this particular tank is based on its stabilizing effect on temperature, on its potential to keep the natural and neutral profile of the wines and also on its maximization of the thermal inertia due to its spherical shape. TASTING NOTES Golden green colour. Peach and citric fruits aroma. The palate shows a rich structure, where minerality and fruity flavours create a good complexity. Food Pairing: Rich fish dishes and white meat. It's also a good pairing with Asian dishes SERVING SUGGESTION Service Temperature - 10 a 15ºC 2022 - 2027

Product Number: 3
Wine Producer: Herdade dos Grous
Vintage: 2020
Region / Appellation: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Country: Portugal
Wine Colour: White
Wine Style: Still
RRP Bottle Price (£): 43,50
Is this wine new to the UK?: Yes