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Guaspari Vale da Pedra Branco 2017

£25.00 £23.00

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This ‘branco’ (white wine) is made mainly from Sauvignon Blanc grapes, with a dash of Viognier. Medium-bodied and intriguingly textured, it shows tangy citric aromas and tropical fruits on the palate. Acidity is high and a lean, mineral note makes for real freshness. Unusual & sophisticated.

Description

Launching for the first time in the UK, Guaspari is a young, multi award-winning winery located on the site of an old coffee plantation in the highlands of São Paulo state.

Despite the vineyard’s high altitude (900-1300m), it is usually too hot and/or wet to harvest during February or March, the months when the grape harvest would typically occur in the more southerly Serra Gaúcha hills.

To avoid this scenario, an additional pruning of the vines takes place, thus delaying the harvest until the cooler and drier winter months of June and July, and allowing the grapes to ripen more slowly before reaching maturity. Our current 2017 vintage of this wine is therefore around 2½ years old (at Jan 2020).