Casa de Mouraz WHITECasa de Mouraz white

Winemakers: Sara Dionisio, Antonio Lopes Ribeiro,
Appellation: Dao DOC, Portugal
Varietal(s): Malvasia Fina, Bical, Cercial
Bottles Produced:  10.000

Production Area: 15 hectares

Yield per Vine & Hectare: 60 hl/ha

Training system: Guillot double with trellising, typical for this part of Portugal are the granite soils that are very difficult to work and where the vines have to find their way to drive down their roots

Vinification: pressing with a pneumatic press, then followed by decantation process to remove the sludges with the ensuing fermentation for about 3-4 weeks under controlled temperatures. Kept on the lees for about 3 months to give the wine more body and strength

Analytical Data: 13,5 Vol%, <2 gr/l res. Sugar, 5,80 gr/l acidity

Ageing: 1 year

Tasting Notes: It's fresh and full-bodied in the mouth, with a long and delicate finish.

Color: golden color with a bright citrus hue

Aroma: a bouquet of apple, mango, dried fruits and mineral notes, goes well to light dishes and Mediterranean dishes, e.g. pasta, risotto or as an appetizer

Conservation Time: 1-2 years

Certifications, Awards: USDA NOP organic certification.  Commended - Decanter,
Best Buy - Portuguese Wine Magazine

Drinking temperature: 16-18°C

Tasting Notes:
This organic white Dao is a bit of an oddity, but it’s fantastic.  Lovely reductive, burnt match nose combines with some barrel-ferment richness.  Long, broad, full palate is minerally and fresh with lovely depth of flavour.  A very distinctive Burgundian style.  92/100 – Jamie Goode 2008.

Notes:
Only Indigenous Yeasts used. Suitable for Vegans.

MILÉSIME BIO WINE AWARDS
Silver Medal
Casa de Mouraz white

DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS
Silver
Casa de Mouraz white