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São João Sparkling Lote Especial Brut White 2016

9,90 €

Intense aroma, with notes of light toast, citrus fruit, dried flowers and dried vegetables. On the palate, it's fresh, with good structure and balance, and its acidity gives it great persistence on the palate.

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Producer Caves São João
Region Bairrada
Grapes Bical (35%), Chardonnay (20%), Arinto (10%) and Maria Gomes (35%)
Winemaking After a very delicate pressing of the grapes, harvested in the first fortnight of September, the must fermented for 15 days in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature. The production following the classic method, began in 2017 with the tirage, with refermentation taking place in the cellar for 15 days at 16ºC, followed by a 40-month bottle ageing period on the lees.
Aging 40 months in bottle before degorgement.
Capacity 750 ml
Volume Alcohol by Volume: 12,5%
Temperature 8ºC - 10ºC
Harmonizations Boiled crab, fish ceviche and marinated salmon.

Founded in 1920 by the brothers José, Manuel, and Albano Costa, Caves São João is a family business initially focused on selling Porto wines and liqueurs. Today, it is the oldest family business still operating in the municipality of Anadia.

In the 1930s, with the prohibition of the production of Port outside Vila Nova de Gaia, the company began to market table wines from Bairrada. At the same time, it began to produce natural sparkling wines using the classic method, with the French oenologist Gaston Mennesson playing an important role.

Wines were exported to the Brazilian market and, shortly afterwards, to the Portuguese colonies in Africa. At the end of the 1950s, one of the most famous wine brands from the Bairrada region was born - "Frei João" - and a little later, a brand from the demarcated Dão region, "Porta dos Cavaleiros".

Under the name "Reserva", initiated by Caves São João, it innovates in the wine market by using paper labels covered in natural cork.

Caves São João acquired Quinta do Poço do Lobo, a 37-hectare rustic property located in the small town of Pocariça in the municipality of Cantanhede. The Quinta was then completely replanted with selected grape varieties and rigorously parcelled out.

Com as uvas ali colhidas, a empresa iniciou a produção do vinho “Quinta do Poço do Lobo - Bairrada”, um Bairrada Tinto com uvas das castas Baga, Moreto e Castelão; o “Quinta do Poço do Lobo - Cabernet Sauvignon”, um vinho varietal com a casta de maior prestígio em todo o mundo; um vinho branco elaborado com a casta Arinto e o “Espumante Quinta do Poço do Lobo”, um espumante com uvas das castas Arinto e Chardonnay.

Today, after some investments in winemaking and quality control, Caves São João is ready to face future challenges in terms of production, always striving to keep up with market developments and the tastes of increasingly demanding and attentive consumers.

Dry Sweet
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