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Morgadio da Calçada Dry White Port

Dry White Port is chestnut brown in color. The wine has a lovely aroma of fresh fruit, lemon lemonade and apricot. It has distinct notes of nuts and almonds coming from prolonged aging in wood. These aromas remain on the palate for a long time and the wine presents a concentrated and fresh finish, with nice acidity.
The grapes for the dry white Morgadio da Calçada undergo prolonged maceration on the skins. It is vinified in mills, sometimes the grapes are stepped on with the foot. Aging is oxidative, in small old oak barrels in the cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia for at least 3 and a half years. Different wines are combined with each other before bottling.
  • About Morgadio da Calçada

    The Douro Valley is perhaps the most beautiful wine region on earth. Not for nothing is this region included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Very steep walls topped with terraces where the grapes bake in the sun, with the glistening river deep below.

    Morgadio da Calçada is located in the village of Provezende, with only 300 inhabitants. In this town there are 13 beautiful, monumental buildings dating from the 16th to 18th centuries, Casa da Calçada being one of them. Built at the end of the 17th century by order of the influential judge, Jerónimo da Cunha Pimentel and recently purchased by Dirk van der Niepoort, one of the prodigies of the Port world. Dirk not only releases Port under his own name, but also makes Port for the small house Morgadio da Calçada.

    Where many a Port producer opts for ultra-modern, industrial production methods, Dirk instead chooses to stay as close to tradition as possible. The fruit is picked by hand and then poured into large granite containers (Lagares). There, the feet of the "trekkers" take over the work. The soft soles of the feet do crush the grapes, but the seeds remain intact. This sugar-rich mixture ferments until a low alcohol content is created. Then they add pure wine alcohol, which immediately stops the fermentation. Port is born, lusciously sweet, powerful in color and full of natural extracts. Immediately after this "mutage," the young wine goes to the barrel cellar for aging.

    They are one of the few Port producers who still allow all Port wine to age in wooden barrels, some as old as 100 years. Because all wines are aged in wooden barrels, the wine is not as impressed with the oxygen it comes into contact with when opened. Therefore, the wine certainly does not have to be finished the same day. About the 'regular' Ruby Reserve, wine critic Hubrecht Duijker wrote "you can't expect better than this.

    • Druif

      Côdega, Rabigato, Viosinho, Arinto, Gouveio

    • Herkomst

      Douro, Portugal

    • Lekker bij

      Als aperitief of bij haring

    • Smaakprofiel

      Droog, harmonieus met een frisse zuurgraad

    • Productiemethode


    • Inhoud

      20 % - 0.75 L