Winery: Alves de Sousa
Grapes: Avesso and Arinto
Region: Douro e Porto
Food pairing: Salmon,cod-fish, sea bass but also chicken and turkey dishes.
Winemaking/Vinification: Total destemming. Soft pressing and decanting. Fermentation in new French oak.
Ageing: 5 months over the fine lees with “battonage” in new French oak.
Reviews and Awards: Producer of the year in Portugal in 2006 and 1999 (Portuguese Wine Magazine)
Tasting Notes: Bright and citric. Very complex and fresh, deeply delicate and elegant. Great aging ability.
Aroma: Very mineral, with limes and a very subtle and classy toast.
Antoine Lehebel's comment:
The wine has a beautiful golden colour with some emerald green reflections, the nose is intense, well opened and attractive, aromas of sweet spices, cumin and nutmeg mingle with scents of ripe orchard fruits.
On the palate, the acidity is wrapped by a fat and round texture in the middle of the mouth.