Harvest / Age:
2011 and 2012
This wine is produced on Casa do Capitão-Mor (Quinta da Boavista) in Mazedo, Monção. Here the soil has a granitic calcareous origin with a porfhyric texture, covered by a land terrace of rolled pebles. It dists about 900 metros from the river Minho, and his average altitude is about 60 metros, and the terrain is mainly flat. The weather stays on the transition between the continental and seashore climate, with mainly cold winters with no snow or frost, and hot summers whose temperatures reach 40º Celsius. The resulting vineyards from reconversion were planted, since 1991 during several years, adding 7,7 ha of area. Part of then was planted in a descending simple row, at 1,7 metro high and since the year 2006 also in ascendant row at 1 metro high. The grape production adopts environmentally friendly practices of the EU.
Alcohol: 12,7 %; acidity: 6,2 g/l; reducing sugars: 2,6 g/l; pH: 3.20