• Pormenor White Reserva 2016

    … elegant, on the leaner and focused side, crisp and intense—but it adds that bit of wood that mutes the freshness. The wood is well controlled and old, of course, so there is no drenched-in-vanilla aspect, just some tannins and intensity…
    92 RPP

    Pormenor White Reserva 2016

    Vinification

    Pormenor Reserva Branco 2016 was produced with a blend of typical grapes from Douro. Mainly Rabigato, Malvasia fina and Códega do Larinho. The grapes were harvested in early September in order to achieve a good acidity. Grapes from very old vines, above 90 years old and planted at altitudes between 600m to 800m, in Carrazeda de Ansiães – Pombal, Douro Superior. Typical soils of mica-schist that gives more freshness to the wine. After the sorting table, the best grapes were gently pressed and the must was decanted for 24 hours. The fermentation was natural, without yeast addition. Ageing with the lees for 10 months in used French oak barrels, without temperature control, without battonage and no Malo-lactic fermentation. This wine was not stabilized before bottling in order to give the minimum intervention possible. With time in bottle, it is possible to appear some deposit or natural crystals.

    Grapes

    Typical grapes from Douro, mainly Rabigato; Malvasia Fina and Códega do Larinho.

    Tasting notes

    Clean and vibrant straw color. On the nose, you can find contained floral aromas, with vibrant and strong minerality. Acidity well marked with evidence of citrus, green apple and pineapple and some green herbs. A light touch of wood. On the palate, it reveals good intensity on the mouth, typical of old vines. A balanced and elegant acidity with medium long finish, balanced smoke well integrated due the ageing in used barrel. This wine has a good ageing potential. Good for food with medium fat. Fish dishes, white meats, soft cheeses, risotto and poultry.

    Bottling

    31th August 2017

    Quantity produced and bottled

    2.400 x 750ml bottles
    66 x 1500ml bottles

  • Pormenor White Reserva 2015

    Vinification

    Pormenor Reserva Branco 2015 was produced with a blend of typical grapes from Douro. Mainly Rabigato, Malvasia fina and Códega do Larinho. The grapes were harvested in early September in order to achieve a good acidity. Grapes from very old vines, above 70 years old and planted at altitudes between 600m to 800m, in Carrazeda de Ansiães – Pombal, Douro Superior. Typical soils of mica-schist that gives more freshness to the wine. After the sorting table, the best grapes were pressed and the must was decanted for 24 hours. The fermentation was natural, without yeast addition and aged with the lees for 10 months in used French oak barrels, without temperature control, without battonage and no malo-lactic fermentation. This wine was not stabilized before bottling. With time in bottle, it is possible to appear some deposit or natural crystals.

    Grapes

    Typical grapes from Douro, mainly Rabigato; Malvasia Fina and Códega do Larinho.

    Tasting notes

    Clean and vibrant straw color. On the nose, you can find contained floral aromas, with vibrant and strong minerality. Acidity well marked with evidence of citrus, green apple and pineapple. A light touch of wood. On the palate, it reveals good intensity of the mouth, typical of old vines. A balanced and elegant acidity with medium long finish, balanced smoke and well integrated ageing in barrel. This wine has a good ageing potencial. Good for food with medium fat. Fish dishes, white meats, soft cheeses, risotto and poultry.

    Bottling

    31th October 2016

    Quantity produced and bottled

    1,686 bottles of 750ml
    30 bottles of 1500ml

    Pormenor White Reserva 2015

    Lingering beautifully on the finish, it shows off its fruit and its length, but never forget what it does best—this is about the precision and finesse.

  • Pormenor White Reserva 2014

    The acidity does a pretty good job of cutting throught the oak on the palate and ofen this does seem rather elegant.

    Pormenor White Reserva 2014

    Vinification

    Pormenor Reserva Branco 2014 is produced from a blend of typical grapes from Douro, Mainly Rabigato and Códega do Larinho. The grapes were harvested in end August in order to keep a good acidity. Very old vines planted in high altitudes, above 800m, from Carrazeda de Ansiães, – Pombal, Douro Superior. This wine, Pormenor Reserva Branco, was fermented naturally with no temperature control in used oak barrels from Burgundy and aged during 9 month in the same oaks with no battonage.

    Grapes

    Typical grapes from Douro, mainly Rabigato and Códega do Larinho.

    Tasting notes

    Clean and vibrant color. At the nose, contained and complex aromas, showing a very unique minerality. Clear and captivating citrus, with hints of pineapple and lime that do not hide the soft touch of wood aging in used French oaks. On the mouth presents fat and full-bodied at the same time very elegant and long finish with a pretty obvious dryness, result of high natural acidity in perfect balance with very thin wood toast and very well integrated. It will age very well in the bottle. Good with: Fat fish, Cheese, White meat and Risotto.

    Bottling

    29th July 2015

    Quantity produced and bottled

    1,330 bottles of 750ml
    50 bottles of 1500ml

  • Pormenor White Reserva 2013

    Vinification

    Pormenor Reserva White 2013, was produced from a blend of several typical grapes varieties from Douro Region. Mainly Rabigato and Códega do Larinho. 2013 was a dificult year, the grapes from very old vines planted in altitude between 600m and 800m, in Carrazeda de Ansiães – Douro Superior, were picked in late August in order to preserve the acidity, resulting in a very balanced wine. This wine was fermented and aged naturally during 9 months in used French Oak Barrels from Burgundy with no temperature control during fermentation and no battonage.

    Grapes

    Typical grapes from Douro, mainly Rabigato and Códega do Larinho.

    Tasting notes

    Clean and vibrant color. At the nose, contained and complex aromas, showing a very unique minerality. Clear and captivating citrus, with hints of pineapple and lime that do not hide the soft touch of wood aging in used French oaks. On the mouth presents fat and full-bodied at the same time very elegant and long finish with a pretty obvious dryness, result of high natural acidity in perfect balance with very thin wood toast and very well integrated. Good with: Fat fish, Cheese, White meat and Risotos.

    Bottling

    Third week July 2014

    Quantity produced and bottled

    1,200 bottles of 750ml
    32 bottles of 1500ml

    Pormenor White Reserva 2013

    The palate of the slightly deeper yellow Reserva is firmer, more concentrated, grapefruity and mineral once you get past the oak.