Portugal - Dry white wine - 75 cl bottle - Can be kept 5 years, or more - Serve at 10-12 °C
The history of Herdade do Cebolal goes back to 1876 when the wine production in this property began. Always in the same family and with the same passion, production and development are currently guaranteed by the 4th and 5th generation of producers, Isabel and Luís.
This property is located 10km from the sea, in a valley between the Sierra de Santiago and the Serra do Cercal, and the 23ha vineyard faces south where the sea winds give the wines freshness and high acidity. The type of soil gives the wine important characteristics of complexity and intensity of aromas with a certain minerality.
Despite the familiar nature of Herdade do Cebolal and the maintenance of traditions, the new technologies are also an essential presence to guarantee the innovation necessary to the present times. The deep wine knowledge associated with values, ethics, responsibility and respect for man and nature gives rise to this patrimony that identifies them as family.
In the race course of the ancient roman city of Miróbriga ran horses born and bred in the Vale das Éguas (Valley of the Mares), that were chosen for their unique characteristics of competitiveness, resistance,speed and elegance. In that same valley currently grow the vines of the Herdade do Cebolal that produce this elegant and balanced wine, with a pleasant aroma and smooth finish.
Region: Península de Setúbal
Grape varieties: Arinto and Fernão Pires
Vinification: The grapes were harvested at the end of August dictated by climate conditions and the maturity of the grapes. The bunches of grapes were hand selected and picked. The vinification process maintains a balance between traditional wine-making practices and new techniques, know-how and trends. The wine was fermented in controlled temperature (14oC) and aged in
stainless steel vats for one year.
Tasting notes The color is a beautiful shiny gold. The nose is intense and classy, on white and yellow fruits, frangipane, citron, wet stone and kelp . But also riesling terpen The palate is round, ample, generous, with a dense, ripe and sensual flesh, and a great tension. The whole is of a rare accuracy and simply ... extra! The beautiful finish prolongs the mouth without the slightest break, contenting itself to bring an additional bitterness via notes of candied citrus peel, and always this marine / smoky side which seems to be the signature of the domain.