This 2021 harvest, of pale yellow color, is very delicate, elegant, mineral and floral; In the mouth these impressions are complemented with notes of yellow fruit, such as peach and pineapple, combined with subtle sensations of roasted wood, presenting a firm, very fresh, mineral, long and complex finish. It has positive aging ability in bottle, gaining complexity over time, highlighting notes of nuts.
Wine produced with the two main Portuguese white varieties from Península de Setúbal, Fernão Pires and Arinto, and the world’s most famous white grape variety, Chardonnay, from north-facing vineyards planted in claylimestone soils on the Azeitão slopes. In 2022, the year passed with average temperatures, resulting in normal grape maturation. Fernão Pires, a very early variety, was harvested in the last week of August and was soon followed by Chardonnay; Arinto, a later variety, had its optimum maturation already in September in the 2nd fortnight. Both the Fernão Pires must and the Arinto must fermented separately in stainless steel tanks; part of the Chardonnay fermented in new French oak barrels, having aged in these same barrels for 6 months with “batonnage”.