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Chardonnay 2018

The Casal Sta. Maria Chardonnay is a wine with the classification Vinho Regional Lisboa exclusively elaborated from the variety Chardonnay.

* Minimum order of 6 bottles

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DESCRIPTION

Region: Colares/Sintra

Vintage: 2018
Appellation: Lisbon
Varieties: Chardonnay
Alcohol: 13,5%
Total Acidity: 7,4g/l
pH: 3,19
Residual sugars: 1,5g/l

Winemaking: The hand-picked grapes went through a tight selection process in the vineyard and winery. After gentle crush and 4h of skin maceration the juice undergoes 48h of static decantation. Fermentation occurs naturally in old French oak barrels of 225L. It rests there for 14 months with battonage.

TASTING NOTES

Vineyard: Grapes picked from the original vineyard planted by Baron Bodo von Bruemmer on the lower part of Casal Sta Maria.

Year: A year in which precipitation and temperature are within normal limits, except for 3 days in August when there was an extreme temperature, which caused scald in some of our vineyards. The entire period of growth, until the harvest, was dry and hot, which had a positive impact on the flowering season and healthiness of the grapes. Though, August brought the typical foggy weather of Colares. The result were small bunches at the harvest, originating concentrated, balanced and aromatic wines.

Winemakers comment: Flavours of the ocean influence (salinity). Deep yellow plums, peach, apricot and citrus aromas. Floral and mineral notes, with a final hint of butter and vanilla from battonage in barrels. Big impact on the palate, oily texture, and deep and intense flavours. The salty sensation and almond flavours from the aging in barrel make the wine a true discovery.

Consumption: Should be drunk around 8-10ºC. To be opened between August 2020 / August 2024.

AWARDS

FOOD PAIRING

• Sea bass on stuffed tomato with celery puree
• Tuna and a pudding rice with Algaplus Sea Lettuce
• Turbot à La Meunière