TYPE OF WINE
Antigos Alvarelhão 2012 is a blanc de noir sparkling wine obtained from the Alvarelhão variety. The best parcels of this variety are selected and these parcels are harvested early to obtain grapes with an excellent balance between fresh acidity and lower sugar levels, essential for obtaining a high quality sparkling base wine.
The grapes are pressed whole to obtain a high quality must. The tear must is cooled and decanted at low temperatures for 48 hours. This was followed by a 5-year aging period on sludge in order to obtain total autolysis of the yeasts. The sparkling process followed the traditional method of fermentation in bottle and aging for 12 months.
Gold color. Fine aromas of dried fruit and biscuit. Fine and delicate bubble. Creamy, persistent mousse. Persistent finish where biscuit and fruit flavors stand out.