Vale de Mata White Lisboa 2019

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Vale de Mata White Lisboa 2019

Country - Portugal

Region - Lisboa

Grape Varieties - Arinto 50%, Viosinho 25%, Vital 25%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Vale De Mata

Tasting notes - Fine aromas of minerality and oak derived spice surround a core of citrus fruit. Lovely weight on the palate, which is beautifully balanced by pronounced acidity and leads to a fresh and mouthwatering finish. 

Vale de Mata White Lisboa 2019

A refreshing white wine with fine mineral notes and oak
spice surrounding a core of citrus and stone fruits fruit,
all leading to a mouthwatering finish.


Producer Note
In 2003, José Ribeiro Vieira purchased a four hectare vineyard in the foothills of Serra
de Aire of Cortes, in the Alta Estremadura, near Lisbon. Vale da Mata pays tribute to
Vieira’s winemaker father, Manuel, who claimed that Vale de Mata was the site
where he succeeded in producing his best wines. The Vale de Mata project
respects the expression of its terroir, cultivating the vines sustainably and using
minimal intervention in the winery. Manuel gave this wine its name and his
granddaughter Catarina Viera has followed in his footsteps, continuing his
winemaking legacy. In 2018, Vale de Mata was awarded Best Wine Producer by
Revista de Vinhos.


Vintage
2019 started with several rainfall episodes, which built soil water reserves to nourish
the vines through the hot summer. At the beginning of August a three day heat
wave saw temperatures rise to above 46°C, resulting in grape burn on some of the
fruit and delayed ripening. Consequently approximately 25% of the potential
production was lost. However, the remaining grapes were healthy and balanced.


Vineyard
Vale da Mata is the name of a small, old vineyard located in the foothills of Serra de
Aire, in Cortes. The parcel is just a few hectares and is situated on a steep terrain
with rocky soil. The land is extremely hard to work and is cultivated manually, with
winter pruning and green harvesting taking place by hand. Protected to the north, it
has good sunlight exposure throughout the day and is surrounded by olive trees, fig
trees, walnuts and shrubs. Vale de Mata is associated with several sustainable
programmes; they are a member of the FSC and grow all their grapes according to
organic philosophies. The vines are trained according to the Cordon Royat method
and the grapes are manually harvested at optimum maturity.


Winemaking
The wine was made following a philosophy of minimal intervention. The field blend
grapes were carefully sorted and then co-fermented using only indigenous yeasts.
The blend was then aged in French oak barrels for six months, imparting subtle
complexity, followed by a further six months in bottle.


Tasting Note
Fine aromas of minerality and oak derived spice surround a core of citrus fruit. Lovely
weight on the palate, which is beautifully balanced by pronounced acidity and
leads to a fresh and mouthwatering finish.


Grape
Arinto 50%, Viosinho 25%, Vital 25%

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