Quinta da Côrte


Côrte White, Douro DOC — 2022

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  • Introduction

    • THE WINERY: Located in the central region of the Douro, Cima Corgo, Quinta da Côrte takes pride in its unique personality. By treating its great terroir with the respect, and using traditional methods updated with the latest advances, it produces wines with great depth of character. Their authentic style bears an eloquent testimony to a combination of great native varieties and schist soils. Quinta da Côrte encompasses 61 acres of classification A vineyards with vines averaging over 60 years of age.

      THE WINE: Produced from 100% Viosinho, this bright and rich wine showcases the very best of the increasing trend of Douro white wines.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Cima Corgo
    • Location: Douro Valley
    • Cultivation: Sustainable, Solar
    • Soil: Terraced vineyards with Schist soil
  • Vintage Report

    • The year 2022 was quite hot and dry. There were numerous heat waves during the months of June, July and August and only 116 mm of precipitation from January until the beginning of the harvest date, very different from last year when 306 mm were recorded in the same period. In general, the excessive heat and lack of water in the soil slowed down the vegetative development of the plants and led to the formation of smaller, less dense bunches and grape berries, but rich in aromas and phenolic compounds. During the harvest, the weather conditions recorded did not suffer significant fluctuations, which allowed the cutting of grapes for DOC Douro wines and fortified wines.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: Fermentation in 500 liter Austrian oak barrels. Maturation in the same barrels until bottling.
  • Technical Information

    • Yeast: Native yeast (only applied if natural fermentation doesn’t start)

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Viosinho
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • TA: 5.0 g/L
    • p H: 3.28
  • Tasting Notes

    • Buttery and smoky notes given by the wood. Very fresh. White fruit and floral aromas. Very lively in the mouth, with good acidity, unctuous and persistent.