QUINTA DOS CARVALHAIS DAO VINHO BRANCO RESERVA
2013 saw intense rainfall that replenished the water reserves in the soil. The rainfall was accompanied by low temperatures delaying the vegetal growth of the vines, but not affecting the timing of budburst or flowering. July and August were hot and dry, which allowed maturation to progress slowly and evenly. Rainfall in September meant that careful attention was needed at harvest and in the winery to ensure high standards were maintained.
This wine is a brilliantly clear straw-yellow colour. It has buttery aromas from the oak ageing and hints of honey and citrus. Herbaceous and mineral notes add freshness and complexity to the wine. On the palate, there is an aromatic complexity from the time in oak barrels which also adds a polished smoothness to the fruit character. The finish is long and elegant.