Maias Branco Quinta das Maias, Organic, high altitude vineyard, Dao, Mavalsia, Encruzado, crisp, fresh, delightful. A fantastic little organic wine made in the lesser known Dao region of Portugal. The Dao is a hot continental climate but parts are covered by a high plateau and some of the vineyard sites are located here at a over 600 metres above sea level. Quinta das Maias is one of those estates. The 15 hectares of vines are in different parcels and all are organic. The high altitude gives lovely acidity to the wine. The white is crisp, yet soft, stone fruits of white peach dominate with a zesty finish. Very drinkable and approachable white wine for all occasions.
|Producer||Quinta Das Maias|
|Wine Type||Dry White Wine|
|Wine Style||Medium bodied|
|Grapes||Encruzado, Malvasia Fina|
|Total Sulphur||86 mg/l|
|Annual Production||30 - 50,000 bottles|
|Ageing Potential||Best drunk young but very enjoyable up to 5 years|