Portugal / Alentejo
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2018 Howard's Folly Sonhador Branco

Howard's Folly

Alentejo

Complex aromas of citrus fruit, lychees, and a hint of toast. Richly structured palate with creamy texture and good fruit depth, fresh acidity giving balance and adding to a long finish. Partial barrel ageing in new French oak barrels giving enhanced complexity.


Viticulture

Produced in Portalegre to the north east of the Alentejo on the granite foothills of the São Mamede mountains, where cooler temperatures, along with many old vines, gives complexity and freshness. Handpicked /transported in 15kg plastic crates Yield: 4-5 tons/hectare.


Vinification

Bunch sorted prior to destemming and crushing. 48hr cold settling.15% of the blend fermented and in new French oak barrels (500 L). 4 months ageing on light lees. Bottled in May 2019