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Autocarro Nº 38 - white table wine

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White Table Wine

White wine with an intense aroma with citrus notes.

In the mouth is strong but with non-aggressive acidity in the mouth, with a solid minerality.

One fantastic blend of grapes varieties with 80% Arinto and 20% Galego Dourado.

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Delivery: 2 to 6 weeks

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Export Box: 6 bottles

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Grape varieties: Arinto and Galego Dourado

No. of bottles produced in 2016 vintage: Approx. 12.000

Acidity: 6.5 g/L
pH: 3.26
Sugar: 3.6
ABV: 12%

Tasting notes:

Intense nose with citric notes as well as a stone-like scent conveying a mineral touch.

A strong, non-aggressive acidity in the mouth, with a solid minerality and, once again, highly pleasant citric notes.

Vinification:

Fermented in vats.

The Grapes

Arinto

One of the oldest and most traditional Portuguese grape varietals, Arinto is characterized by its elevated natural acidity, conferring acidity, structure and excellent aging potential in wines. Because of this, it is often used in blended wines in which it imparts freshness, minerality and longevity; gaining elegance and complexity as it evolves.

Arinto is also often used in the production of sparkling wines and is the third most planted grape varietal in the Setúbal Peninsula. In the nose, it exudes notes of mineral, green apple, lemon and lime.

Galego Dourado

Fertile, vigorous, not very productive, early budding and ripening. Susceptible to coulure, downy and powdery mildews and especially to botrytis bunch rot. Best suited to clay-limestone soils.

Galego Dourado continues to survive on Portugal’s Atlantic coast around Lisbon despite severe urban encroachment on its vineyards. It is one of the principal varieties in the sweet, fortified blended wines from the Carcavelos appellation.

Wines are generally rounded, full-bodied and aromatic.

In the last decades it has become a variety of rare grapes.

The region

Located in the Alentejo region, close to the Atlantic and part of the demarcated wine region of “Península de Setúbal”, the vineyard faces the village of S. Romão, which used to be a pilgrimage stop on the way to Santiago de Compostela.

Just 1 h hour drive from Lisbon (South), it has a wonderful temperate microclimate - warm days and cold nights - affected both by being close to the ocean and to the Alentejo province.

Crossed by the river Sado and covering around 142 ha - 15 ha of vineyards, 38 ha rice fields and 79 ha forest (cork and pine trees) - the history of this place goes back to the ancient times of Roman occupation.

The vineyards and the grape varieties

As a result of its unique geographic location, the wine making choices at the vineyard are innovative and rather distinctive in style and personality.

The 15 ha vineyards were planted in 2002. An extra 10 ha will be planted shortly which will allow for the doubling of its current production. From these, 8 ha will be located by the Atlantic shore.

Different options were taken in terms of grape varieties and a considerable investment was made in the red varieties: Aragonez | Cabernet Sauvignon | Petit Verdot | Touriga Franca| Touriga Nacional | Sangiovese

In 2011, investment was made in white wine grape varieties and the new wines were launched in 2013: Sercial (Esgana-cão) | Galego Dourado

The winery and the production process

The whole production process is undertaken in keeping with a philosophy of consummate preservation in order to obtain top quality raw material. There is little intervention by man, allowing the wine to express its vigour and potential on its own. The wine harvest is carried out by hand and the bunches of grapes undergo a twofold selection procedure.

The modern winery has revived a series of traditional vinification processes which are currently considered state-of-the-art amongst the best wines, in particular fermentation in French oak vats.

Production is limited in order to produce a complexity of aromas, colour and flavour in the grape - an essential condition for the production of wines of exceptional quality.

The wine is matured in oak casks and then in bottle for at least a year before it is released onto the market.

All the wines are single vineyard and estate bottled.

The Wines

The wines of the vineyard enjoy a very intense and complex character allied to an extraordinary elegance and freshness.

These are characteristics which originate in their “terroir”, the key feature which sets them apart from all others.

These wines are especially made for the discerning, educated and sensitive consumer who enjoys distinctive products /experiences.

A distinction which can be felt in an enthralling region, in the producer’s passion for what he does and in his dedicated commitment to the production process.

An allurement which starts with the first sip…