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Casal Figueira António White 2022

21,90 €

It presents intense aromas of white flowers, fresh tarragon, green and yellow apple, pear and vanilla. In the mouth, it is intense, with a silky texture and a rare combination of structure and elegance. Orchard fruit, flowers, a box of spices and citrus fruit, lead to a long, intense and mineral finish.

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Producer Casal Figueira
Region Lisboa
Grapes Vital (100%)
Soil Old vines of Lisboa's autochthonous grape variety called Vital (50 to 100 years old) planted on the North of Montejunto mountains, close to the city of Cadaval in Lisbon's area. The grapes derive from 5 different plots, placed between 200 and 450 meters altitude. The grapes growing and vinification is made looking towards the recovering of old manual techniques.
Winemaking The grapes are picked and carried in small boxes (not larger than 15 kgs capacity), then are immediately emptied (manually) and gently pressed, allowing the grapes to keep their wholeness without smashing. After settling, the wine was put into French oak barrels where it fermented and aged. The wine was bottled just after a slight filtration. No chemical correction or adding of leaven was used.
Aging 9 months over its fine lyes with batonnage in French oak barrels.
Capacity 750 ml
Volume Alcohol by Volume: 11,5%
Temperature 10ºC - 12ºC
Harmonizations Bulhão Pato style clams, grilled squid and grilled mullet.

The wines Casal Figueira are produced from old vineyards of Vital, grape variety autochthonous from the Northside of Montejunto Mountain where soil, climate and grape variety are in perfect adequation for centuries. Practically unknown, this grape variety was voted to extinction though its aleatory implantation on the limestone and due to its proximity to the Atlantic coast provides an exceptionally fresh and mineral character. It appears in old goblet vineyards, aged between 50 and 100 years and all the work is made manually by old people from the local villages, to do their house wine, knowing of this cultural tradition from his childhood.

António Carvalho (1967-2009) was the first winemaker to make and bottle wine of Vital and put it into commercer in the Casal Figueira - Vinhas Velhas 2008. Learning from his experience since 1991 with French and Portuguese grape varieties and the practice of biodynamic, since 2007 that he began working exclusively with Portuguese autochthonous grape varieties like the Touriga Nacional for the reds (from the Douro) and the Vital (from Lisboa) for the whites, António was a pioneer it's his search for authentic and original wines, the ones that could express the lost identity of the region of Lisboa.

During the harvest of 2009, António deceased unexpectedly due to heart failure, leaving to his wife, Marta Soares and his children, the fermenting wines in the barrels.

Sharing with him the winemaking for over ten years and with the help of good friends, she has managed to continue the Casal Figueira wines, in honour of his memory and to a passion that has joined people together since its beginning.

Dry Sweet
Un-oaked Oak aged
Light Full-bodied
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