Winemaker's Collection Folgazão & Rabigato 2016
VineGrapes from the sub-region Baixo Corgo
Grape Varieties70% Folgazão; 30% Rabigato
Wine MakerRicardo Macedo
- Alcohol 14%
- pH 3,37
- Total Acidity 5,3 g/dm3
- Reducing Sugars 0,6 g/dm3
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Grande Reserva Douro White - Folgazão & Rabigato 2016
Reflecting on the knowledge of the generations of wine growers in the Baixo Corgo region, in 2015 we started conducting a focused study of our vineyards to evaluate and trial the different performances of indigenous white grape varieties in this terroir. In order to select the ones that would best fit a profile of balanced and intense wines, several varieties were then individually vinified, and the resulting wines culminated in us planting seven traditional Douro white grape varieties.In 2020, winemaker Ricardo Macedo selected a blend of Folgazão and Rabigato. Aged in 300 Lt barrels, the resulting wine is a seductive Grande Reserva of remarkable freshness and persistence. Available in a limited edition, individually numbered and signed by the winemaker: 2.202 bottles.
The wine should be stored in a cool and dry place, sheltered from light and temperature fluctuations. The bottle should remain in a horizontal position. Best served at a temperature between 12 - 14ºC.
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- PAIRING How to pair it
Grown in the Baixo Corgo subregion, the grapes in this wine were harvested by hand at the beginning of September 2015 and carried in 20kg crates to the winery in Quinta S. Luiz, where they were again selected on the sorting table. After the clusters of grapes were pressed whole, the must fermented in French oak barrels of 300 litres, in which it matured from 2016 to 2020. The final blend is the result of the selection of the best barrels of those four years and expresses the full potential of these two grape varieties from such a unique terroir.
Very refined, it shows notes of stone fruit wrapped in smooth and harmonious hints of spice and light brioche. On the palate its unctuousness balances its acidity, in an elegant ensemble. A white wine that engages for its immense freshness and persistence.
Kopke suggests to pair this Folgazão & Rabigato with seafood, oily fish and white meat.
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