The first white wine produced by Kranemann Wine Estates, in the Douro, was from the outset a true expression of the Távora Valley. The Quinta do Convento 2018 White was notable for its elegance, freshness, acidity and minerality. Thanks to its high altitude terroir, the north-facing vines grow in soil composed of schist, granite and even quartz. These wines have a vast potential for bottle maturation, and the market launch of our Quinta do Convento 2019 White confirms this.
“In our winemaking, we make no secret of a particular interest in white wines, especially whites with a vibrant acidity that defines their profile and longevity right from the start. This 2019 harvest confirms the unique character of Quinta do Convento wines, along with the clear notion that, here at Kranemann Wine Estates, we have a very special Douro which is excellent terroir for producing white wines”, confirms winemaker Diogo Lopes.
The winemaking team of Diogo Lopes and Susete Melo create the final blend for Quinta do Convento 2019 with Rabigato, Viosinho, Gouveio and Arinto grapes. Fifty percent of the blended grapes age in second-year French oak barrels, and fifty percent age in stainless steel. “The end product is so elegant, with aromas of delicate orchard fruits, the freshness and crisp acidity distinctive to our wines. The potential for maturation once bottled is quite something”, concludes Diogo Lopes.
Quinta do Convento Branco 2019
Varieties: Rabigato, Viosinho, Gouveio and Arinto
Tasting notes: Pale lemon coloured wine with green hues. Orchard fruit aromas, with a floral touch and deep minerality. Intense on the palate with a crisp acidity which highlights the wine’s minerality.
Production: 6648 bottles