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Quinta de Covela Eschola Branco 2005

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Tasting Notes: Winemaker: Nuno Araojo. SEALS of APPROVAL at 2006 DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS and at 2006 AUSTRIA WINE CHALLENGE. "The 2005 "Escolha Branco" is beautifully balanced, with delectable fruit, has a nice mouth feel, and a bright lingering finish that delivers persistent flavours. There is a lot of attractive fruit in the mid-palate, but it manages to retain some crispness, too. This young, fruity wine is delicious now, and should be drunk on the young side over the next few years. It may hold, but I suspect that most of what makes this attractive will best be experienced young. It is unoaked, a blend of the Avesso grape, some Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer, among others, most of which are unlisted on the label. The Gewurz perhaps gives it a certain indefinable nuance that I found very appealing. My only hesitancy in scoring it this high (90 points) is that I don't think it has much upside for improvement in the cellar, and it likely has no place to go. Still, it's awfully good as it stands.", in Wine Advocae, Feb 2007. Percentage Grape: Avesso, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer Soil: Granitic Growing Climate: Warm and sunny microclimate Vinification Method: Fermented and aged in stainless steel vats Alcohol Percentage: 13.5 % Aging Potential: 3 to 4 years. Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l Total Acidity: 6,6 g/l

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Quinta de Covela:
Unique wines bio-dynamically farmed, grown on a highly specific terroir in northern Portugal, at low altitude on the north bank of the famous Douro valley. The amazing combination of poor, sandy-granite soils, with the lower-Corgo climate result in very ripe fruit, yet fresh and mineral whites, reds and pink wines, all branded COVELA. The Quinta de Covela is member of "La Renaissance des App... Read more
Unique wines bio-dynamically farmed, grown on a highly specific terroir in northern Portugal, at low altitude on the north bank of the famous Douro valley. The amazing combination of poor, sandy-granite soils, with the lower-Corgo climate result in very ripe fruit, yet fresh and mineral whites, reds and pink wines, all branded COVELA. The Quinta de Covela is member of "La Renaissance des Appellations" (www.biodynamy.com) and founding member of "Independent Winegrowers' Association" (Portuguese Terroirs). Read less

Tasting Notes: Winemaker: Nuno Araojo. SEALS of APPROVAL at 2006 DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS and at 2006 AUSTRIA WINE CHALLENGE. "The 2005 "Escolha Branco" is beautifully balanced, with delectable fruit, has a nice mouth feel, and a bright lingering finish that delivers persistent flavours. There is a lot of attractive fruit in the mid-palate, but it manages to retain some crispness, too. This young, fruity wine is delicious now, and should be drunk on the young side over the next few years. It may hold, but I suspect that most of what makes this attractive will best be experienced young. It is unoaked, a blend of the Avesso grape, some Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer, among others, most of which are unlisted on the label. The Gewurz perhaps gives it a certain indefinable nuance that I found very appealing. My only hesitancy in scoring it this high (90 points) is that I don't think it has much upside for improvement in the cellar, and it likely has no place to go. Still, it's awfully good as it stands.", in Wine Advocae, Feb 2007. Percentage Grape: Avesso, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer Soil: Granitic Growing Climate: Warm and sunny microclimate Vinification Method: Fermented and aged in stainless steel vats Alcohol Percentage: 13.5 % Aging Potential: 3 to 4 years. Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l Total Acidity: 6,6 g/l

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