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Quinta de Covela Vinho Regional Minho Escolha 2003

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Tasting Notes: Winemaker: José Pinheiro. SILVER Medal at the 2006 AUSTRIA WINE CHALLENGE. BRONZE Medals at the 2005 and 2006 DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS. Rated 17 POINTS by Jancis Robinson, May 2007 and 17.5 POINTS in Blue Wine Magazine, March 2007. "Unoaked. Very fresh and lively on the nose. Full gentle, very easy and exciting palate. I don't miss the oak at all. Not simple. Sandy granitic soils apparently. Low yields.", in Jancis Robinson s Purple Pages. Percentage Grape: Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah Soil: Granitic Growing Climate: Warm and sunny microclimate Vinification Method: Stainless stell fermentation (and aging), with long maceration at moderate temperature. Alcohol Percentage: 13.5 % Aging Potential: 7 to 8 years Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l Total Acidity: 5,2 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: José Pinheiro. SILVER Medal at the 2006 AUSTRIA WINE CHALLENGE. BRONZE Medals at the 2005 and 2006 DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS. Rated 17 POINTS by Jancis Robinson, May 2007 and 17.5 POINTS in Blue Wine Magazine, March 2007. "Unoaked. Very fresh and lively on the nose. Full gentle, very easy and exciting palate. I don't miss the oak at all. Not simple. Sandy granitic soils apparently. Low yields.", in Jancis Robinson s Purple Pages. Percentage Grape: Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah Soil: Granitic Growing Climate: Warm and sunny microclimate Vinification Method: Stainless stell fermentation (and aging), with long maceration at moderate temperature. Alcohol Percentage: 13.5 % Aging Potential: 7 to 8 years Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l Total Acidity: 5,2 g/l

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