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Azueira O Magnânimo D. João V Reserva Branco 2019

A beautiful sucker punch
  • $39.00

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Primary Notes: Apple / Pear Chalk

Secondary Notes: Vanilla, Oaky

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Medium

Dryness: Very Dry

Acidity: Medium -

Tannin: Light

Alcohol (%):

Origin: Lisbon, Portugal

Maker: Adega de Azueira

Grape: Chardonnay Blend

Fermentation: Heavy Wood

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Serving Temperature: Best served between 10–12 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: Steamed fish, Cantonese roast chicken, Hokkien Mee

Western Food Pairing: Cheesy chicken tortellini, shellfish appetisers, soft cheeses.

Description

Azueira O Magnânimo D. João V Reserva Branco 2019

Azueira O Magnânimo D. João V Reserva Branco is a complex and dry white. The bouquet is a medley of fresh pear and mature baked apples with vanilla accents. The medium-bodied and dry palate has a good structure and balance with an acidity that coasts impassionately through the middle. Lots of oak, distinctive pear flavours, polishing off with a crisp dose of chalky minerality. The finish is intense and very persistent.

Varietal composition: Fernão Pires, Chardonnay and Arinto. The fruit comes from vineyards in Lisbon, Portugal's capital. The vines experience a temperate Mediterranean climate with the influence of Atlantic breezes. The area's originally Jurassic and cretaceous soils results in a clay-limestone soil composition, perfect for the production of wines with good sugar content.

The must cools to 15°C then goes through vacuum filtration with pearls. The fermentation is done with active dry yeasts under a controlled temperature between 16–18°C. The wine ages in American oak wood.


 
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