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Quinta de Cerejeiras Reserva Branco
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Quinta de Cerejeiras Reserva Branco 2015

PortugalSanguinhal is one of the oldest wineries in Lisboa, and this wine is only made in the best vintages, living up to its Reserva name. This wine will be known as Grand Reserva level in future vintages. Oak plays a major role here, cushioning the palate and structuring this serious, full-bodied blend of estate sandy/clay soiled Chardonnay, Arinto and Vital. Sanguinhal uses no chemical inputs in their vineyards, adopting some biodynamic philosophies and ample integrated pest management. The Chardonnay was fermented and aged in 600L French oak, with the remainder spending time in stainless for eight months, after which all was blended and transferred to stainless for tightening prior to bottling. Honey, orange curd and a creamy mid come courtesy of the chardonnay, while the brisk acidity, herbal citrus and pinenuttiness are a tip to the Arinto and Vital. Quite complete now in youth, and at an impressive 13.5 degrees, this is certainly ageworthy.Tasted: 23 May 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 35.00 private wine shops Producer: Companhia Agricola do SanguinhalDistributors: AmoVino Distributors Ltd
Blend: Chardonnay - Arinto - Vital