Guru Branco 2018

Guru is produced from a 50-year-old field blend of the indigenous white varieties Vosinho, Rabigato, Codega do Larinho, and Gouveio. Fermented and aged in new French oak for seven months, this wine features great complexity, minerality, and freshness.

About the Vineyard

It’s a 57 years old vineyards with a field blend of Viosinho, Rabigato, Códega do Larinho and Gouveio. Schist and granitic soils.

Wine Production

The harvest was planned for the second week of September in perfect weather conditions. All grapes previously selected and de-stemmed were pressed in a pneumatic press and fermented on 15% new French oak barrels at low temperatures during 4 weeks, after which was aged for 6 months with battonage.

Tasting Notes

An elegant wine exhibiting grapefruit and mineral aromas and flavors warmed by oak contact. Refreshing, with a fine balance and long finish.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Douro DOC
Vineyard name
The Murça vineyard
Vineyard size
7.5 acres
Soil composition
Schist
Training method
Bush
Elevation
1,650 feet
Vines/acre
2,000
Yield/acre
1.6 tons
Exposure
Northern
Year vineyard planted
1960
Harvest time
August
First vintage of this wine
2004
Bottles produced of this wine
4,500
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
25% Viosinho, 25% Rabigato, 25% Codega do Larinho and 25% Gouveio
Fermentation container
Barriques
Age of Aging Container
New
Length of alcoholic fermentation
15 days
Fermentation temperature
59 °F
Type of aging container
Barriques
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French oak
Length of aging before bottling
7 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
12.5 %
pH level
3.21
Residual sugar
0.6 g/L
Acidity
6 g/L
Dry extract
18.5 g/L

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