Vale de Eguas Branco 2017

Vale de Eguas Branco 2017

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"65% Antão Vaz, 28% Fernão Pires, 7% Arinto planted to soils of clay, sand, shale, gypsum, and limestone. Hand harvested, fermentation with native yeasts in stainless steel. Aged 10 months on less, with batonage for first two weeks, in stainless steel.

Herdade do Cebolal is the southernmost estate found within the Setúbal Peninsula 170K south of Lisbon and in close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. Cool breezes from the Atlantic give freshness and moisture allowing grapes to slowly ripen reaching phenolic maturity while retaining high acidity. The property is located in the valley of two mountains, Serra de Santiago do Cacém to the north and Serra de Cercal to the south. The soil is incredibly varied. Limestone, clay, loam, four different types of schist, chalk, and sand can be found on the estate.

Herdade do Cebolal was founded by Luís Mota Capitão’s great-great-grandfather Caio de Loureiro 150 years ago. Isabel, Luis’ Mother worked on the family estate, the 4th generation winemaker for 20 years. She continues to work alongside Luís, but he is now in charge and has been, at age 32, for more than 10 years." -Supplier notes