2020 Cartuxa EA Branco

Special Price 8.75 7.23 Regular Price 9.45
Type of Wine White
Country Portugal
Region Alentejo
Appellation Alentejo (Appelation)
Winery Cartuxa
Year 2020
Grape Roupeiro
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2021 - 2024
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The legendary Cartuxa winery is named after the Carthusian monastery next to which it is located. That monastery was once purchased by the De Almeida family and is now back in the hands of the monastic order, but the founder of Cartuxa, Eugénio de Almeida, started growing grapes on the lands. And where the Carthusian monks lead an exceptionally sober and secluded life, the wines of Cartuxa are anything but. Rich, full and fruit-dominated wines, which are beautifully balanced and never become cumbersome. That applies to the entire range of wines that come from this 400-hectare winery: from the very affordable everyday wines to the iconic Pêra Manca.

The Cartuxa comes from the DOC Alentejo and comes from different vineyards of the domains Pinheiros, Casito, Álamo da Horta and Valbom located on a subsoil of granite, loam and slate. The winemaker of Cartuxa is the iconic Pedro Baptista (famous for his Cartuxa Pêra-Manca - the Peter of Portugal). This white Branco from Cartuxa is a blend of the Antão Vaz, Roupeiro and Arinto - typical grapes from the Alentejo. This wine sees no wood and the focus is therefore completely on freshness and fruit. Fermentation and maturation take place entirely in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks.

The wine is surprisingly rich and dry with notes of yellow apple, pear, peach, fresh herbs such as rosemary. In the mouth fresh aromas of apples, stone fruit and melon, stimulating bitterness and a pleasantly fresh aftertaste. A delicious wine with poultry, fish dishes, pasta with creamy sauces, vegetable risotto, vegetables au gratin, soft cheeses.

Vineyard for 2020 Cartuxa EA Branco

Adega da Cartuxa– Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Cartuxa Tinto

Het legendarische wijnhuis Cartuxa is vernoemd naar het Kartuizer klooster waarnaast het is gevestigd. Dat klooster werd ooit aangekocht door de familie De Almeida en is inmiddels weer in handen van de kloosterorde, maar op de landerijen is de oprichter van Cartuxa, Eugénio de Almeida, druiven gaan verbouwen. En waar de Kartuizer monniken een buitengewoon sober en afgesloten leven leiden, zijn de wijnen van Cartuxa dat allesbehalve. Rijke, volle en door fruit gedomineerde wijnen, die prachtig in balans zijn en nooit log worden. Dat geldt voor het gehele scala wijnen dat van dit wijngoed van 400 hectare komt: van de zeer betaalbare wijnen voor elke dag tot de iconische Pêra Manca.

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Type of Wine White
Country Portugal
Region Alentejo
Appellation Alentejo (Appelation)
Winery Cartuxa
Grape Roupeiro
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2020
Drinking as of 2021
Drinking till 2024
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging No
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Spicy, Light, White fruit
Drink moments Borrelen, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag
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