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 Rich White

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Quetzal Rich White is a fortified wine made exclusively from the Antão Vaz variety, typical of the Vidigueira region. The grapes from the Vinha das Pedras plot were harvested at a high stage of maturity, in small boxes and immediately transported to the winery, having been immediately cooled to a temperature of 10 ºC. Quetzal Rich White is ideal to be drunk as an aperitif, accompanied also by dried fruits.

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Description

The grapes from the plot of Vinha do Coronel were harvested at a high state of maturity, in small boxes and immediately transported to the winery. A wine with exotic fruit aromas, fresh and with a sweet and elegant taste.

Additional information

Region

Alentejo

Designation

Vinho licoroso – D.O.C. Alentejo

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

8ºC

Capacity

330ml

Winemakers

José Portela, Rui Reguinga

Vinification

The grapes from the plot of Vinha do Coronel were harvested at a high state of maturity, in small boxes and immediately transported to the winery. They were cooled to 10°C temperature. Then they were de-stemmed, trodden on foot for 3 days. Alcoholic fermentation took place at controlled temperatures of 16 ºC in a small vat and was stopped with the addition of wine spirit with an alcohol content of 77% vol. Finally, the wine aged for 16 months in new barrels.

Cellaring Potential

May be consumed immediately or stored in a cool and dark place.

Tasting Note

A wine with exotic fruit aromas, fresh and with a sweet and elegant taste.

Pairing Suggestions

Ideal as an aperitif and accompanies dried fruit well.

Analytical Data

Alcohol Content: 16,5% Vol.
Total acidity: 4,7 g/L
pH: 3,70
Residual sugars: 126 g/L

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