Pasmados White Wine

PASMADOS 2008

WHITE WINE
V.R. PENÍNSULA DE SETÚBAL

This wine comes from the Pasmados estate. With 18 hectares of vine it is located in the foothills of the Arrábida Mountain in the Setúbal Península, five kilometres to the west of Azeitão. In 1998 we decided to change the blend of the grape varieties, with Chardonnay giving way to Viosinho. Another change was also introduced. The Arinto and Esgana grape varieties were no longer grown on clay-limestone soils, but were moved to sandy ones. In 2005 the Viognier grape variety, which has existed in our vineyards for over 40 years, was added to the blend to increase complexity. In 2008 we removed Esgana grape variety from the blend, allowing the wine to gain greater personality.

Pasmados white is one of the top white wines from José Maria da Fonseca being released only after a minimum period of two years after the harvest.


VINTAGE INFOMATION

REGION

SETÚBAL PENINSULA

VINEYARD AREA

3

CLAY-LIME

PRODUCTION

11,000

WINE PRODUCTION

BOTTLING

2009

JULY

VARIETIES

52

VIOGNIER

33

VIOSINHO

15

ARINTO

ANALYSES

12.5

ALCOHOL

6.0

TOTAL ACIDITY
(TARTARIC ACID)

3.05

pH

STORAGE

12º

TEMPERATURE

60

HUMIDITY

SHELF LIFE

9 YEARS

AFTER BOTTLING

TASTING NOTES

COLOR

Straw Yellow.

AROMA

Walnuts, apricots, peaches, rosemary, spices and oak.

PALATE

Very fruity, fresh, well balanced and persistent.

FINISH

Long

VINIFICATION

Fermentation in French oak casks at 18ºC.

AGING

It aged for 8 months in French oak with bâtonnage. After being bottled it was laid down in our cellars.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Serve at a temperature of 13ºC and consumed at 14ºC with fish and seafood.


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