Arinto 2021, Quinta do Pinto, Lisboa
Elegant and discrete, characteristic of the grape, it expresses citrus aromas, where the lime is highlighted, with notes of orange blossom. Mineral. With the creaminess characteristic of Quinta do Pinto’s wines, the mouth has citrus notes stand out, combined with a very pleasant freshness and a persistent mouthfeel
History reports that the wine produced at the estate, two centuries ago, were so outstanding within the region, that they were worth more Pinto´s coins, the gold coin in circulation during the reign of D. João V. The motivation for the Cardoso Pinto Family’s project “Quinta do Pinto” is this return to its origins, where the wine is admittedly of a superior quality and becomes the landmark of the region.
Geology: clay-limestone soils originally from the Jurassic period, with clayey texture. Gentle slopes with southern exposure. Integrated Production (certified). Herbicides free. Careful management of vegetation to optimize the aromatic potential of grapes. Manual harvest followed by Selection of the best bunches at the entrance of the cellar. Stemming and crushing, the must was clarified by natural settling in refrigerated vats. Fermentation grape by grape with indigenous yeasts in cement tanks with controlled temperature of 15-16ºC. The Roussanne, fermented and aged in used 500L French oak barrels.