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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Quetzal Magnum Família White 2014

70.00 

The Quetzal Família wines are only produced in year in wich we can guarantee an extraordinary quality on these wines. Our Quetzal Família White 2014 comes from the colonel’s vineyard, the oldest vineyard on our property. he Antão Vaz grapes are harvested by hand, after a light crushing and a gentle pressing, the must will ferment in new 500 lts French oak barrels and ages for 18 months with weekly batoning. After bottling in magnum bottles, it will age for 24 months. Magnum bottle will help the wine stay at its best for a longer period of time.

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Description

Quetzal Familia white corresponds to a special and limited edition that only occurs in years considered exceptional, the result of a careful choice of grapes that grow in the noblest portions of the property, whose level of development and maturation presents a unique quality. Quetzal Família is thus not only a reflection of the place where they were born, but is also an expression of the artistic approach we have to life, being presented and marketed in Magnum bottles.

Additional information

Region

Alentejo

Designation

D.O.C. Vidigueira

Varieties

100% 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

1.5L

Winemakers

José Portela, Rui Reguinga

Vinification

Our Quetzal Familia White 2014 is pressed from pure Antão Vaz grapes from the estate’s oldest vines. The grapes are harvested by hand, cooled down and then immediately processed by gravity in our modern winery before being fermented in new 500 litres French oak barrels for 6 months with weekly batônage and another year in bottle before launched. After bottling, it will age in bottle for 24 months.

Cellaring Potential

Consume immediately or store for up to 5 years in a cool, dark place. Open at least 1 hour before consumption, or if possible, decant the wine and serve it with 12ºC.

Tasting Note

The Quetzal Familia wines are only produced in year in wich we can guarantee an extraordinary quality oh these wines. The magnum bottle will help the wine stay at its best for a longer period of time. The result is a delicious aroma of tropical fruit and complex hint of dried fruit.

Pairing Suggestions

Heavy cheeses, spicy white meats and complex Portuguese fish dishes.

Analytical Data

Alcohol content: 13% Vol.
Total acidity: 4,9 g/L in tartaric acid
pH: 3,44
Residual sugar: 0,7 g/L

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