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 Reserva White 2018

25.45 

Our excellent white Reserva is produced exclusively from pure Antão Vaz grapes from our oldest vineyards. They are picked by hand and processed by gravity in our modern cellar. They ferment in French oak barrels for 6 months and age in our cellars. The result is a complex aroma of tropical fruits, toast and spices.

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Description

The wine shows a light golden color with aromas of tropical fruit, stone fruit and minerals, together with aromas of dried fruit and caramel from aging in wood. The structure on the wine allows it to pair well with intense fish dishes, lighter red meat dishes and strong cheeses.

Additional information

Region

Alentejo

Designation

Vinho Regional Alentejano

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

750ml

Winemakers

José Portela, Rui Reguinga

Vinification

The grapes were hand-picked as they mature. After crushed, the resulting must undergoed 48 to 72 hours of static clarification. The fermentation took place in new French oak barrels followed by 6 months with “batônnage” from 14ºC to 16ºC of temperature during 30 days. After crushed, the resulting must undergoed 48 to 72 hours of static clarification. The fermentation took place in new French oak barrels at a temperature between 14 ºC and 16 ºC, for a period of 30 days. After completion of fermentation, the wine was subjected to a further 6 months aging in barrels, with weekly “batônnage”.

Cellaring Potential

Immediately or up in a cool and shaded place.

Tasting Note

The wine shows a light golden color with aromas of tropical fruit, stone fruit and minerals, together with aromas of dried fruit and caramel from aging in wood. In the mouth it is very complex and structured with a freshness that prevails throughout the tasting.

Pairing Suggestions

The structure on the wine allows it to pair well with intense fish dishes, lighter red meat dishes and strong cheeses.

Analytical Data

Alcohol content: 13.5% Vol.
Total acidity: 4.6 g/L
pH: 3,58
Residual sugars: 1.0 g/L

Awards

QUETZAL RESERVA WHITE 2013

  • ULTIMATE WINE CHALLENGE 2016 – 94 PONTOS

QUETZAL RESERVA WHITE 2012

  • WINE MASTERS CHALLENGE 2015 – MEDALHA DE OURO
  • ULTIMATE WINE CHALLENGE 2015 – 93 PONTOS

QUETZAL RESERVA WHITE 2011

  • WINE MASTERS CHALLENGE 2013 – MEDALHA DE PRATA
  • INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2014 – MEDALHA DE BRONZE
  • VINALIES INTERNATIONALES 2014 – MEDALHA DE PRATA
  • CONCURSO VINHOS DE PORTUGAL 2014 – MEDALHA DE PRATA

QUETZAL RESERVA WHITE 2008

  • VINALIES INTERNATIONALES 2010 – TROPÉE VINS BLANCS SECSQUETZAL RESERVA WHITE 2013
  • ULTIMATE WINE CHALLENGE 2016 – 94 PONTOS

QUETZAL RESERVA WHITE 2012

  • WINE MASTERS CHALLENGE 2015 – MEDALHA DE OURO
  • ULTIMATE WINE CHALLENGE 2015 – 93 PONTOS

QUETZAL RESERVA WHITE 2011

  • WINE MASTERS CHALLENGE 2013 – MEDALHA DE PRATA
  • INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2014 – MEDALHA DE BRONZE
  • VINALIES INTERNATIONALES 2014 – MEDALHA DE PRATA
  • CONCURSO VINHOS DE PORTUGAL 2014 – MEDALHA DE PRATA

QUETZAL RESERVA WHITE 2008

  • VINALIES INTERNATIONALES 2010 – TROPÉE VINS BLANCS SECS

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