Passadouro Branco 2017

Passadouro 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 soil provides ideal conditions for growing white grapes. The wine is a blend of Viosinho, Rabigato, and Códega do Larinho from vines with an average age of 30 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

Pale gold in color, this fresh and fragrant wine gives notes of citrus, asparagus, and intense minerality. Its light body and excellent acidity make it a perfect pairing with fish.

Food Pairing

The perfect companion to fish dishes.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Murca 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
2008
Bottles produced of this wine
17,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
34% Viosinho, 33% Rabigato and 33% Codega do Larinho
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
15 days
Fermentation temperature
59 °F
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Size of aging container
25 HL
Length of aging before bottling
6 months

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