The soil is clay and schist. The grapes are hand- harvested, followed by partial destemming. The fermentation is with entire berries, temperature- controlled between 64.4 F to 77 F (18 C and 25 C). Foot pigeage. Maceration after fermentation. The wine is aged in old French oak barrels for 6 months.
2021 was a challenging year at Casa Relvas. Winter was cold and rainy. Spring was also rainy, with a medium pressure of mildew. The vines responded well in terms of hydric needs during the beginning of the vegetative season. Temperatures this summer were quite mild, with only a few days above 100.4 F (38 C). Ripening was very slow, promising a great 2021 vintage.
This wine pairs well with Iberian tapas, roasted meats, and dried fruits.
Producer: Casa Relvas
Wine Composition: 50%Arinto, 40% Antão Vaz, 10% Viognier
Alcohol: 12.5 %
Total Acidity: 5.9 G/L
Residual Sugar: 0.2 G/L