2021 Herdade do Sobroso Elevage Branco

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Type of Wine White
Country Portugal
Region Alentejo
Appellation Alentejo (Appelation)
Winery Herdade do Sobroso
Year 2021
Grape Antao Vaz
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2030
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Herdade do Sobroso is located in Vidigueira in the Alentejo region. This is one of the oldest wine regions in Portugal. In the beautiful Alentejo, Herdade do Sobroso has a perfect location with its vineyards situated on the banks of the river Guadiana and its tributary river Rio dos Patos or the river of the ducks. The trademark is therefore the ducks on the labels. It is the perfect setting for the ripening of the grapes and few vineyards have this luxury and this explains why this winery can make very nice wines because there is never a water debt. In addition to the fact that there is sufficient water, this region is the only one in the Alentejo that has the influence of the ocean that ensures healthy ripening.

The Élevage Branco is the absolute top model of Herdade do Sobroso and is a selection of the best grapes from the Antão Vaz e Perrum from the shale clay parcels to the south. Shale or Schist is the rock most often associated with landslides. Weathering changes the shale into a clay-rich soil and it looks very much like slate but is more brittle. The grapes are picked manually and are selected down to the berry level. After fermentation in "lagar" with controlled temperature, the wine matures for 12 months in amphora with weekly battonage. The Amforen education gives you the advantages of the light oxygen transmission as with an oak barrel without the addition of (oak) flavors. In fact the most honest real taste.

This is a fantastic wine that only a few hundred bottles are made in the best years. The Élevage Branco from Herdade do Sobroso has rich and unique aromas with notes of citrus and stone fruit and, despite the amphora aging, a light oak touch and brioche that form an exotic whole. In the mouth it is fresh and mineral with elegant fruit notes. Put this wonderful wine next to a (much more expensive) Burgundy and taste it blindly - you will amaze everyone. A nice element is that the cork of this beautiful bottle is replaced with an amphorae/clay closure with the logo of Herdade do Sobrroso.

Combine this beautiful wine with traditional Portuguese meat dishes or mature cheeses. Nice to drink but can certainly plummet for another 10+ years. Open or decant early in its younger years and pour this wine into a large, spacious glass. For example, our beautiful Spiegelau Bourgogne glasses.

Total acidity | Acidez total | Acidity Total -4.7 g/l
PH - 3.76
Total Sugar| Acucares Totales | Sucres Totaux -1.8 g/l

GOOD FACT: In the Tab: Attachment you will find the official fact sheet of the wine and some beautiful photos of this great domain.

Vineyard for 2021 Herdade do Sobroso Elevage Branco

Herdade do Sobroso is located in Vidigueira in the Alentejo region. This is one of the oldest wine producing regions in Portugal with reports of wine being made here since before the Roman occupation of the Iberia Peninsula. Furthermore, Herdade do Sobroso as a perfect location with its vineyards located on the banks of the Guadiana river.

Its location between the river on the south and the hills on the north make the perfect conditions for the ripening of the grapes.Also, besides being inland, this region is the single one in Alentejo with the influence of the coastal weather which provides for cool summer nights thus providing for great thermal amplitudes which improve the ripening. With its 1600 hectares, Herdade do Sobroso is a landmark of the region.

It's 60 hectares of vineyard, the Luxury Wine Hotel and abundant wildlife make it a mandatory passage point. In its premises is possible to stay hosted at the hotel while visiting the winery and having wine tastings as well as visiting the estate premises on the search of the local wildlife. Perfect for the amateurs in search of the wild boars and deer as well as the more curious birdwatchers.Producing wine since 2006, Herdade do Sobroso soon established its reputation of making singular, terroir respecting wines that conquer admirers all over the world. Using local varieties such as Trincadeira, Aragonez, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Antão Vaz, Alvarinho, together with French varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Alicante Bouschet and Petit Verdot.

Herdade do Sobroso is managing the vineyard according to the Sustainability principals, respecting the autochthonous fauna and flora, while the winemaking process is non-interventionist to respect the terroir.

More Information
Type of Wine White
Country Portugal
Region Alentejo
Appellation Alentejo (Appelation)
Winery Herdade do Sobroso
Grape Antao Vaz
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2021
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2030
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Rich, Round, Full, White fruit
Drink moments Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard
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