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Scala Coeli | White | 2018 | Doc Alentejo - Vivino Rating 4.2

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Intro: This wine takes its name from the Santa Maria Scala Coeli Monastery where monks live in silence and daily prayer. Only produced in exceptional years and from grape varietals not common in the Alentejo region

Region: Alentejo (V.R)
Winery: Cartuxa
Grapes: Verdelho
Aging: 10 months on lees with battonage
Tasting Notes: Citrine coloured wine with slight greenish reflections. Very subtle aroma, mineral, linden and lychees. Large volume in the mouth, balanced with excellent acidity, which makes the final tasting deep and intense. 

The Scala Coeli wine (stairway to heaven - Latin) is 100% Alvarinho grape, produced by Eugenio D’Almeida Foundation (Cartuxa), same producer of Pera Manca. Fermented at stainless steel and aged 12 m batonnage. 👃🏻Flowers, pear, citric, tropical fruits, wood and honey. Entrence with softness, but fulfill all the palate. The wine is very well structured, mineral and acidity perfectly balanced and round. Persisting and enjoyable ending Fantastic Producer - Fundacao Eugenio de Almeida - Cartuxa!

ABV: 12.5% Serving Temp: 12 °C Pairing: Mussels, Seafood Linguini, Chicken Rice Spicy crab, Garlic Shrimp

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