susana estebanAventura'2014

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17/20

2015/06Revista de Vinhos

Equilíbrio é a nota dominante neste branco rico e puro, com muitos apontamentos minerais, tangerina e flor de laranjeira. Sério, sólido, mas com bastante leveza e frescura, uma “aventura” muito bem sucedida.

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2015/08eRobertParker.com

The 2014 Branco Adventura is an unoaked, old-vines field blend (30 years in age, sourced from the Portalegre region with Viosinho as the main grape). Exuberant in its youth, this shows good concentration underneath, fine acidity and freshness consistent with the vintage. In a difficult, rain-plagued vintage, this is lovely, with fresh flavors and a crisp feel. This may not have quite as much concentration as its 2013 counterpart reviewed this issue, but it compensates with its very fresh and more expressive feel. The price is good in the USA; in Europe, it is a mere 10 Euros, by the way. It's a very nice bargain in a rather serious white that should exceed expectations. There were 4,800 bottles produced.

After fifteen years working as a winemaker I decided to embrace the ADVENTURE to become a wine producer. A fascinating ADVENTURE and challenge that I intend to live as pleasurably as possible. I just hope you'll have as much fun as I did making them.

DOC
_ Regional Alentejano
Varieties
_ A 30 years old field-blend vineyard from Portalegre, where Viosinho is the main variety.
Harvest
_ Hand picked with 20Kg boxes and carefully selected at the winery.
Vinification
_ Stainless steel tanks with controlled temperature.
Bottling
_ February 2015
Production
_ 5000 bottles

Tasting note

Yellow straw color. Lovely and perfumed hints of lavender and peach with a well-defined mineral finish. Bold but fresh, dry and citreous finish.

Alcohol
_ 12.5
Total acidity
_ 5.5
pH
_ 3.2
Total sugar
_ 0.6
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