Almeida Garrett Grande Reserva Chardonnay 2016

24,90 €

Straw yellow colour, aromas of white fruit, apricot and apricot, dried fruit, honeycomb and smoke. In the mouth, it is dry, intense and creamy, with a very fine and elegant presence, good acidity and freshness, all-round and graceful with a long finish. 

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Producer Almeida Garrett - Sociedade Agrícola da Beira
Region Beira Interior DOC
Grapes Chardonnay (100%)
Aging 24 months in used French oak barrels.
Capacity 750 ml
Volume Alcohol by Volume: 13%
Temperature 11ºC - 13ºC
Harmonizations Fish dishes, seafood, poultry and white meats, smoked fish, codfish dishes, dry and creamy cheeses.

For over 100 years, the Almeida Garrett family has been nurturing Chardonnay vines and producing award-winning, complex yet elegant varietal white wines. In addition to local red varieties, such as Tinta Roriz and Touriga Nacional, Chardonnay is one of the most prestigious grape varieties, with the added value of growing in Beira Interior, with its special soils, towering altitudes and peak temperatures.

The family of Almeida Garrett settled in the Castelo Branco district at the beginning of the 19th century, when one of Francisco Tavares Proença’s daughters married Gonçalo de Almeida Garrett, a Porto native and nephew of writer Almeida Garrett. They dedicated themselves to agriculture, particularly winegrowing, in the towns of Castelo Branco, Covilhã and Fundão. At the Paris Universal Exposition of 1889, they won a bronze medal and were submitted into the Golden Book for the quality of their olive oil and wine. The first Chardonnay vines were planted upon their return from their prolonged stay in the south of France — the only white wine variety they grow still today.

The vineyards
The view from the vineyards is breath-taking, with their luxurious green vastness overlooking the mountains. They run from Zêzere River to the slopes of Serra da Estrela, and most of the soil for the different varieties is granitic — fresher, lighter, more vibrant wines.

Dry Sweet
Un-oaked Oak aged
Light Full-bodied
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