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Casa do Capitão-mor Reserva Alvarinho 2021

16,50 €

Clear, light yellow citrus colour. Complex aromas of ripe and tropical fruits, ripe pear. Mineral mouth, fresh, round and long, showing the batonnage. Mineral mouth, fresh, round and long, showing the batonnage Balanced, elegant and complex.

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Producer Producer: Quinta de Paços
Oenology: Rui Cunha and Gabriela Albuquerque
Region Vinho Verde
Grapes Alvarinho (100%)
Soil This wine comes from a single plot (the oldest) at the Quinta e Casa do Capitão-mor (Quinta da Boavista), in Mazedo, Monção.
Winemaking The grapes are harvested and selected from the St António vineyard (planted in 1992), destemmed and subjected to full skin maceration for 5 to 8 hours at low temperature. The must is fermented in stainless steel and the wine is left on its fine lees with batonnage until it is ready for bottling.
Aging Partial ageing (10%) in barrels.
Capacity 750 ml
Volume Alcohol by Volume: 13%
Temperature 10ºC - 12ºC
Harmonizations Codfish Minhota style, fish stew and oven-roasted grouper.
Wine's Awards 91 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine
The History
Casa de Paços probably owes its name to an ancient paço(*) from the days in which St. Eulália de Rio Côvo might have been a Roman thermal resort. Part of what the estate is today once belonged to the Commendam of Chavão of the Order of Malta, but, for more than 400 years (since the XVI century) and 15 generations it has remained a property of the same family, the Silvas of Rio Côvo, thus named by genealogist Felgueiras Gayo, a descendant himself of this family. 

This family later united with the Fonseca family of Amins by matrimony, giving birth to the Silva Fonseca family, who in turn would also unite matrimonially with the Teixeira de Barros family (Majorat of Perdigão), as well as with their relatives Pereira da Fonseca Vilas-Boas (Majorat of Real), the Viscounts of Barrosa and the Mattos Graça family (owners of Casa do Bemfeito and, they too, descendants from the Casa de Paços).
In this house were born and undertook important building works Dr. D. Frei João Baptista da Sylva (1679-1765), Benedictine monk and once General of the Order and, on two different times, General Abbott of Tibães, as well as Dr. Teotónio José da Fonseca (1875-1937), author of Barcelos Aquém e Além-Cávado and of several other monographs and genealogy books, and a member of the Portuguese Archaeologists Association.

(NT: lat. palatiu, hence Engl. palace; also called lat. villa: "a large ancient Roman country house with the buildings and farmland belonging to it" [in the Longman Dictionary of English Language and Culture; Longman: Harlow, 1998])

They are proud of the tradition of more than four centuries in the production of wine in the Minho region but also of being pioneers in practices that were not common at the time in the Vinho Verde region. They were the first producer to make a blend of the Arinto and Loureiro grape varieties. They were also the first to produce an Arinto Reserva, fermented and aged in barrels using batonnage.
Dry Sweet
Un-oaked Oak aged
Light Full-bodied
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