Val de Mata White 2022, Herdade de Rocim, Lisbon, Portugal

£16.00

Vale da Mata is the name of a small, old vineyard located in the foothills of Serra de Aire, in Cortes. The vineyard has a maritime climate and is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. The parcel is just a few hectares and is situated on a steep terrain with rocky soil.

This Portuguese stunner has a rich golden colour with greenish nuances. A fine yet complex aroma of minerals, resulting from the fermentation and aging in barrels. Good volume in mouth, with a pronounced acidity and minerality, which allows for a good evolution in bottle.

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Vale da Mata White, Herdade de Rocim, Lisbon, Portugal 2022

In 2003, José Ribeiro Vieira purchased a four hectare vineyard in the foothills of Serra de Aire of Cortes, in the Alta Estremadura, near Lisbon. Vale da Mata pays tribute to Vieira’s winemaker father, Manuel, who claimed that Vale de Mata was the site where he succeeded in producing his best wines.

Vale da Mata is the name of a small, old vineyard located in the foothills of Serra de Aire, in Cortes. The vineyard has a maritime climate and is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. The parcel is just a few hectares and is situated on a steep terrain with rocky soil.

Vale de Mata is associated with several sustainable programmes; they are a member of the FSC and grow all their grapes according to organic philosophies.

This Portuguese stunner has a rich golden colour with greenish nuances. A fine yet complex aroma of minerals, resulting from the fermentation and aging in barrels. Good volume in mouth, with a pronounced acidity and minerality, which allows for a good evolution in bottle.

Country: Portugal

Region: Lisbon

Grape: Arinto,Vital,Viosinho

Volume: 75cl

ABV: 12.5%

Vintage: 2022

Suitable for Vegans: Yes

Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes

Food pairing: Roasted fish in the oven, cod-fish, shellfish, sushi and also soft sheep cheese.

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