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Rita Marques Contraste White 2016
- Great Domaines
- The Wine Advocate
- Wine Enthusiat
all ratings out of 100 points.
"The 2016 Contraste Branco is a field blend fermented in stainless steel tanks (70%) and new French oak barrels (30%). It comes in at 13% alcohol. This handles its modest wood treatment (70% stainless steel, the rest used wood) perfectly. It is barely noticeable. It has good volume for the level and the good freshness I anticipate here, too. Its round and relatively concentrated and full feel is impressive at its level this year, but it is always elegant, too. There is good acidity supporting everything. Then, it finishes with some tension and some traces of herbs. This should age well for the level in good years like this and the 2015. I do like to be conservative in such things, so we'll take that a bit slowly for the moment, while noting that they may surprise us." - Mark Squires, The Wine Advocate
Rabigato, Cedega do Larinho, Cedega and Arinto
2017 - 2023
Fermented in 70% stainless steel tanks and 30% new French oak barrels
Vineyards & vinification:
Grapes are refrigerated, and then pressed in pneumatic press. Cold decanting, then fermentation in barrels and stainless steel tanks with controlled temperature. 1600 cases produced.