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Primary Notes: White pepper Apple, Pear Floral, Acacia flowers Slate
Secondary Notes: Cream
Dryness: Very Dry
Alcohol (%): 12
Origin & Awards
Origin: Duoro, Portugal
Maker: Maçanita Irmāos e Enólogos
Grape: Malvasia fina
Fermentation: Heavy Wood
Serving Temperature: Best served between 8–10 degrees.
Asian Food Pairing: Thai grilled fish, Hainanese chicken rice, Hokkien Mee
Western Food Pairing: Roast chicken, fish pie, seafood spaghetti
Maçanita Branco 2019
Maçanita Branco has a bright golden yellow colour. Fresh and intense floral nose with a touch of ripe yellow pear and slate. The dry palate has a creamy texture, refreshing acidity and incredible concentration. Bright and juicy flavours of green and golden apples, pear and white pepper all wrapped up in a pleasant floral and mineral bow. Closes in a long and persistent finish.
A blend of Malvasia Fina, Viosinho and Gouveio. The fruit comes from old vines that grow in Duoro Valley, Portugal.
Manual harvest in small boxes. Whole bunch pressing, natural decantation at low temperatures between 8–10°C. Cold fermentation with 50% in new French oak barrels and 50% in stainless steel. Ageing for 12 months in neutral French oak barrels.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
- 17.5/20 POINTS
"Arinto, Rabigato and mixed grape varieties in old vines. The color is citrine, the aroma brings us a ponderous oak atmosphere, with very light toast notes and a serious, well-structured profile. Very good volume in the mouth, with discreet acidity but giving liveliness to the set. Very well done."
- 90 POINTS
"A richly textured, ripe wine that also has great freshness, this is concentrated, packed with white and citrus fruits. A mineral texture adds to the complexity of this fine wine. Drink from 2021."
- 89 POINTS