Quinta do Gradil Reserva White

Colour: White Vintage:2014 Alcohol Content: 13% Technical Sheet: Quinta do Gradil Reserva White

History

Quinta do Gradil has a long and rich history, which can be traced back in the 18th century. The finest terroir of Lisbon wine region and the experience of the past together with the most advanced technology are reflected in our wines.

Winemaker

António Ventura and Vera Moreira

Grapes Varieties

Chardonnay and Arinto

Winemaking

The finest grapes from Chardonnay and Arinto were hand-picked in the cool of the morning in the second week of September. Grown in clay soils of steeply sloping vineyards. Gently pressed, the free-run juice was fermented in French oak barrels “Allier” for 16 days. Then followed by a process of “battonagesur lies” for 120 days.

Tasting Notes

This wine reveals an elegant, tight structure which supports layered flavours of lemon, grape-fruit, quince and biscuit. Complexity and a mineral-edged, acid structure. Battonage added delicate creaminess and the French oak underlies the length of the palate.

Food Suggestions

Best consumed at a temperature of 8ºC, accompanying dishes with poultry or oily fish.

Awards

- PAIXÃO PELO VINHO - BEST OF THE YEAR – 17,3 POINTS (2013)
- CONCOURS MONDIAL DE BRUXELLES – SILVER MEDAL (2012)
- INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE - COMMENDED (2012)
- VINHOS ENGARRAFADOS DE LISBOA - SILVER MEDAL (2012)
- WINE ENTHUSIAST - 87 POINTS (2012)