José Neiva Correia
Quinta do Rocio single estate.
This wine was produced with 62,5% Arinto stainless steel; 12.5% Arinto fermented and aged 9 months in oak barrels; 12.5% Chardonnay fermented and aged 9 months in oak barrels; 12,5% Chardonnay stainless steel 75% of this Quinta do Rocio was made with destemming, pelicular maceration and pressing. Cooled to 15ºC, the must passes by a vacuum filter with perlites. The fermentation is achieved through active dry yeasts, the temperature being controlled between 16ºC and 18ºC. The other 25% was produced with 2 equal parts of Arinto and Chardonnay. The must of each varietal fermented in new French oak barrels from Seguin Moreau. The wine ages in the same barrels 9 months. The blend of the barrels and stainless steel is then bottled. The wine stays in bottle 3 months before consumption.
The wine ages in oak barrels 9 months. The wine is aged in bottle a minimum of 3 months after bottling.
This blend was the most appreciated and defined by José Neiva Correia, searching a rich white, elegant and tasty, excellent to share with the family and friends. Consensus was very aromatic, fruity, rich, with an excellent acidity who gives a very fresh and alive wine. The end of tasting was balanced, long and intense. The fermentation in oak add a unique character and richness with notes of dry fruits well present in the aroma and body.
To serve at the temperature of 10º-12ºC being an excellent aperitif. It complements well strong cheeses, fish in the oven, all the cod fish dishes and poultry.
128 cases (6x75cl) - 16 cases/level x 8 levels
96 cases (6x75cl) - 12 cases/level x 8 levels
TROPHY: Bigode Quirky - Portuguese Wine of the Year
DFJ VINHOS awarded "Portugal Winery of the year" won also 6 Double Gold medals, 9 Gold, 10 Silver and 1 Bronze medal at the BERLIN International Wine Competition.