Quinta do Quetzal is set in the heart of the Alentejo region on the rich slopes of Vidigueira, close to the oldest known Roman winery in Portugal and Spain.

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Guadalupe Winemaker’s Selection

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Our winemakers have selected the best grapes of the Antão Vaz variety, resulting in a fresh, mineral white wine with great aromatic complexity. Only part of the wine is fermented in French oak barrels, giving the wine a very discreet, elegant and woody taste.

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Description

The wine shows a citrus color and a complex aroma where white fruit and citrus notes are mixed with dry fruit notes from aging in wood. Its structure allows it to accompany white meats, complex and exquisite fish dishes, seafood and light cheeses.

Additional information

Region

Alentejo

Designation

Vinho Regional Alentejano

Varieties

20% Arinto, 80% Antão Vaz

Soil

Sloping slate soils on the highest points from the Estate. Low productive soils with medium/low production potencial.

Climate

Mediterranean with some continental influence. Cold winters with rain concentrated between October and February (average annual precipitaion of about 700mm/year) and very hot and dry summers.

Drinking Temperature

12ºC

Capacity

750ml

Winemakers

José Portela, Rui Reguinga

Vinification

The grapes were harvested into small crates, immediately transported back to the winery and cooled down to 10ºC (50ºF). The grapes were stripped from the bunch, crushed and then pressed. The resulting must flow into a stainless-steel vat, inside a refrigerated chamber, where it undergoed 48 hours of static clarification at low temperatures. Half of the must fermented from 15 to 20 days, at 14ºC (57ºF) in stainless steel, and the other half in 6 months used French oak barrils. The wine was bottled 12 months afterwards.

Cellaring Potential

This wine can be served right after purchase, or stored for up to 2 years in a cool, dark place.

Tasting Note

The wine shows a citrus color and a complex aroma where white fruit and citrus notes are mixed with dry fruit notes from aging in wood. In the mouth, this complexity joins a pleasant freshness, which prolongs the pleasure of tasting.

Pairing Suggestions

Its structure allows it to accompany white meats, complex and exquisite fish dishes, seafood and light cheeses.

Analytical Data

Alcohol content: 14,5% Vol.
Total acidity (in tartaric acid) 6,2 g/L
pH: 3,37
Residual sugar: 0,7 g/L

Awards

GUADALUPE WINEMAKER’S SELECTION WHITE 2015

  • IV CONCURSO MELHORES VINHOS DO ALENTEJO 2016 – GOLD MEDAL

GUADALUPE WINEMAKER’S SELECTION WHITE 2014

  • MUNDUS VINI 2015 – SILVER MEDAL

GUADALUPE WINEMAKER’S SELECTION WHITE 2013

  • ULTIMATE WINE CHALLENGE 2016 – 94 POINTS

GUADALUPE WINEMAKER’S SELECTION WHITE 2012

  • WINE CHALLENGE 2014 – BRONZE MEDAL

GUADALUPE WINEMAKER’S SELECTION WHITE 2011

  • WINE MASTERS CHALLENGE 2013 – SILVER MEDAL
  • MELHORES VINHOS DO ALENTEJO 2013 – GOLD MEDAL

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