Producer: Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas
Winemaker: João Silva e Sousa, Francisco Baptista
Grape varieties: Arinto (Pedernã).
Vinification: Destemmed and crushed, 12 hours pre-fermentation maceration; cold static clarification for 48 hours; selective yeast with temperature-controlled alcoholic fermentation (16-18ºC)
Weather: Hot and dry climate large thermal gap
Colour: Lemon yellow core with hints of green flecks
Aroma: Very pronounced and complex aromas with mineral and toasted notes from use of high quality oak
Ageing: Final third stage fermented in 300L French oak barrels; fermented with skin contact: batonnage for 9 months.
Taste: Very rich, ripe fruit and concentrated, yet offers a freshness and elegance
Final Notes: Long, lush and lingering finish
Gastronomy: Pairs well with seafood dishes and mild and creamy cheeses
Acidity: 6.99 gr/L
Residual Sugar: 1.5 gr/L
Region: D.O.C. - Douro
Located in Northeast Portugal, within the Douro River basin, surrounded by craggy mountains that give it very particular soil and climacteric characteristics, this region spreads over a total area of approximately 250 000 hectares and is divided into three sub-regions.