Passa Branco 2017

Passa White is sourced from an estate vineyard near the village of Murça with an altitude of 1,650 feet. The high altitude, cool climate, and schist and granite soils provide ideal conditions for growing white grapes. The wine is a blend of Rabigato and Códega do Larinho from vines with an average age of 20 years. Fermentation is conducted in stainless steel tanks over 15 days at low temperatures, preserving the fresh flavors of the grapes. The ensuing five months of lees contact adds just enough texture to create a perfectly balanced wine.

Tasting Notes

Light yellow in color, this crisp, aromatic wine gives notes of citrus and minerality. Its textured body and excellent acidity make it a perfect pairing with fish.

Food Pairing

Perfectly paired with fish.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Murça vineyard
Vineyard size
25 acres
Soil composition
Schist and granite
Training method
Bush
Elevation
1,650 feet
Vines/acre
2,000
Yield/acre
1.6 tons
Exposure
Northern
Year vineyard planted
1952 - 2001
Harvest time
August
First vintage of this wine
2010
Bottles produced of this wine
12,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
50% Rabigato, 50% Viosinho
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
15 days
Fermentation temperature
59 °F
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of aging before bottling
6 months

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