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Mateus Nicolau de Almeida

Rabigato 'Eremitas Antao do Deserto' 2021

$37.00

Rabigato 'Eremitas Antao do Deserto' 2021

Mateus Nicolau de Almeida

Rabigato 'Eremitas Antao do Deserto' 2021

$37.00

Rabigato from the Douro Superior (Mediterranean/Continental climate), south facing in schist soil from the Desejosa Formation.  Grapes are from the Antão do Deserto – a parcel featuring deep soil with proximity to a stream at 350 meters of altitude.  The grapes go directly into a calcatórium (granite basin) followed by a 3 hours foot trodding. They press them in a vertical press where the juice runs by gravity to concrete vats in the underground cellar with optimal natural temperature and humidity. Spontaneous fermentation is done without temperature control. The wine ages 1 year in concrete tanks.  Pale yellow color. Gentle aroma with clear apricot notes and floral undertones. On the palate, it presents a rich and enveloping texture, leading to a lingering finish.

- Selection Massale