1000 Curvas – Blend Original
Producer: Castanheira de Santa Leocádia – Sociedade Agrícola, Lda
Region: Baião – Douro Verde
Soil Type: Granite
Strains Age: 10 years
Density per HA: 4200 plants
Grape Varieties/Blend: Base Lot 2017 (Chardonnay lagrima 70% + Alvarinho) + 15% Alvarinho 2019
Conducting the Vineyards: Bi-lateral cord
Sea Height: 250 meters
Harvest Period: End August 2017
Harvest Method: Manual
Fermentation: Stainless steel, spontaneous
Bottled: May 2021
The 2017 viticultural year was marked by a dry winter, with rainfall levels much lower than the average of the last 30 years. A hot and dry spring followed, with heat waves that lasted until the beginning of summer. With the rise in average temperatures and the absence of precipitation, the vine showed an advance in phenology of about 15 days, from bud break to Pintor.
The harvest started in the last days of August. After refrigerated transport, the grapes were selected at the entrance to the cellar, followed by a gentle pressing. The must was decanted for 48 hours using partial oxidation. Fermentation took place in stainless steel vats by spontaneous fermentation followed by malolactic fermentation in Chardonnay.
Aging in total lees for 18 months.
Pale yellow color, it has a fine and subtle aroma. It has a citrus character, which gives it freshness, along with notes of candied stone fruit, aromas of flowers and light smoke.
With a good structure in the mouth, it is voluminous, presenting itself as mineral with a natural acidity that makes this wine fresh and elegant. Medium long and dry finish.