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Delaforce Alvarinho 2012

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"Background Information: For more than 175 years members of the Delaforce family have been associated with excellent Port wine from the famous Douro Valley of Portugal. David Delaforce is now working in close cooperation with Real Companhia Velha (RCV), the owner of the Delaforce brand, to produce and market world-class Douro wines side by side with the renowned Delaforce Ports. He is heading up the wine selection and marketing while Pedro Silva Reis, chairman of RCV, manages affairs on the home front. Two of RCV's premium vineyards, Aciprestes and Cidro, have been chosen to provide the grapes for this exciting project. "Alvarinho is believed to be the best Portuguese white variety, producing wines with a great character and individuality. Therefore, it was the white grape strategically selected to be marketed alongside the Delaforce red wine range. "Winemaking and Maturation: The grapes are crushed on a pneumatic press. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, at a controlled temperature. No barrel ageing. 100% of the wine is kept in stainless steel tanks for 3 months before bottling. "Appearance: Clean, clear and bright pale yellow colour. Nose:Fruity Aromas tempting floral notes. Mouth:The combination of fruity aromas and a palate highlighted by crisp acidity and flavourful minerality make this Alvarinho a classic example of the variety." - Winery

Region: Portugal » Douro

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Winery: Delaforce
Color: White
Varietal: Albariño
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"Background Information: For more than 175 years members of the Delaforce family have been associated with excellent Port wine from the famous Douro Valley of Portugal. David Delaforce is now working in close cooperation with Real Companhia Velha (RCV), the owner of the Delaforce brand, to produce and market world-class Douro wines side by side with the renowned Delaforce Ports. He is heading up the wine selection and marketing while Pedro Silva Reis, chairman of RCV, manages affairs on the home front. Two of RCV's premium vineyards, Aciprestes and Cidro, have been chosen to provide the grapes for this exciting project. "Alvarinho is believed to be the best Portuguese white variety, producing wines with a great character and individuality. Therefore, it was the white grape strategically selected to be marketed alongside the Delaforce red wine range. "Winemaking and Maturation: The grapes are crushed on a pneumatic press. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, at a controlled temperature. No barrel ageing. 100% of the wine is kept in stainless steel tanks for 3 months before bottling. "Appearance: Clean, clear and bright pale yellow colour. Nose:Fruity Aromas tempting floral notes. Mouth:The combination of fruity aromas and a palate highlighted by crisp acidity and flavourful minerality make this Alvarinho a classic example of the variety." - Winery

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