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Pousio White 2012

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Tasting Notes
Bright and with a lemony colour. Very pleasant tropical fruit aromas. The fruit and the minerality flavours are balanced with a fresh acidity and a dry finish.

Grapes: Antao Vaz, Roupeiro, Arinto
Alcohol Content: 13%
Residual Sugar (g/l): 1.8
Total Acidity (g/l): 5.4

Region / Vineyards

The Herdade is located in Marmelar, Vidigueira, a location with a centuries-old winemaking tradition dating back to Roman times and later pursued by the Knights Templar.
To this fine tradition and to the richness of its soils, considerable investments to improve water management resources was made by Monte Herdade da Ribeira, building dams on the water course running through the Herdade in order to optimize conditions indispensable to the vineyards.

Herdade Monte da Ribeira, and the neighboring terrains acquired through the years, comprises a territory of over 1000ha. These are mostly forested areas where one will find holm oaks, cork oaks and strawberry trees. The area is also the habitat of species such as hares, deer and wild boars, which can here be seen in the wild.
Due to the region’s intense dryness in the summer, several dams and ponds have been built to sustain irrigation systems for vineyards and olive groves.

Vinification / Ageing

Fermented in stainless steel vats and no oak ageing to preserve aromas and tropical fruits flavours.

Press and Awards
1st Prize Confraria dos Enófilos do Alentejo [Confraternity of Enophiles of Alentejo] The Alentejo Bottled Wines competition, part of the initiatives promoted by the confraternity of Enophiles of Alentejo is running on its 5th triennial edition and provides an invaluable contribution to the divulgation of the wines of Alentejo; its latest challenge is to award wine image.
Honorable Mention
Alentejo Regional white wine category

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