Monólogo Chardonnay P706 2017
White Wine | Regional Minho | 13.0% VOL
Monólogo Chardonnay P706 is a monovarietal wine produced with grapes from Quinta dos Espinhosos. The grapes grown with sustainable farming practices with the vineyard in the process of conversion to organic farming, to be certified in 2018.
It’s a wine with great complexity and elegance.
The 2016 winter and the first quarter of 2017 had a period of precipitation below the annual average values of the season, with temperatures within the average of previous years. Spring was very hot and dry. The vegetative cycle began earlier than usual, with the budbreak occurring in the rst fortnight of March and temperatures reaching 27 Cº. The night of March 23rd, was, however, extremely cold, with frost developing on the less sheltered locations. The month of April was exceptionally hot, with much higher temperatures than the average values. May was marked by above average maximum temperatures, while precipitation values were notoriously low for this period. Summer was characterized by an absence of precipitation, and above-average maximum temperatures. It was a warm, and extremely dry, season, set by heat waves in mid-June and mid-July. The harvest of Chardonnay at Quinta dos Espinhosos took place on the 26th of September, grape bunches in accentuated maturation and exceptional concentration of colour and avour.
One of the world’s most recognized and cherished grape variety from which highly aromatic and complex white wines are made from. A green-skinned grape variety with great acidity that can result in portuguese white wines with nice fruit flavors, buttery mouthfeel and notes of minerality. The Chardonnay grape is small with medium-sized bunches. An outstanding varietal with great potencial in Baião, a location in the vinho verde region.