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Arinto is a symbol of purity, nerve and tension. It is believed that its origin lies further south where Wellington stopped Napoleon and at the same time made the wines from this grape famous there in the kingdoms of England. Today it can be said that it is one of the most well distributed grape varieties in Portugal, being part of the skeleton of whites in almost every region. This is a Duriense Arinto, harvested at 550 m, in its unripe version. It was born with mountain revelry and character and then given time to grow. An Arinto that is very Arinto.
550 m altitude, Douro Superior.
Manual harvest for 18kg boxes. Direct pressing of whole bunch, cold decantation, fermentation in new barrels with bâttonage. Aged for 18 months on fine lees followed by 7 months in bottle prior to release.
Citrine yellow, fresh and mineral nose with some cream notes. The attack is dense, rich with good acidity.
1157 bottles in September 2019.
Store at 6-8ºC to be served at 10ºC and drink at 12ºC.
Pairing with grill and oven dishes.