The big sister of Ana’s Rola de Branco and equally elegant. Fantastically food friendly, this is perfect for occasions when a richer white is needed and you want something different to Chardonnay.
Vegan/veggie, sustainable, low sulphur, minimal intervention, female winemaker.
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Ana Rola was born and bred in the Douro and knew from an early age that she wanted to be a winemaker in her home land, the Douro Valley. Through growing up in the region, she has unbeatable terroir knowledge and a sense of originality which really helps her overcome the challenges in creating wines that stands out from the crowd.
The estate where Ana makes her wines, Quinta de Remostias, dates back to the 18th century and is located in Peso da Régua, right in the centre of Douro Valley. In 2014, Ana decided to leave her post as head wine maker at a large prestigious Douro winery to go it alone. She explains, “after so many years doing what I love for others, I think it gets to a point that we think ‘why not do it for myself.’” For Ana, it’s about making wines “that really tell you where they came from. Wine from specific vineyards with minimal intervention. Wines that are true & honest. We believe in what we do!’” & we do too!
Grapes come from one specific plot that Ana found really showed freshness of the Douro. Vines have an average age of 40 years old and the site is a mixture of many varieties. Quinta de Remostias has 8 hectares of vines that are planted on schistose soil slopes, facing south and west.
Field Blend of old vines mainly Viosinho & Rabigato. Grapes are de-stemmed and macerated on skins at 8° Celsius, before being slightly crushed in a pneumatic press. The must is then decanted into a 2,500-litres stainless steel vat for 24 hours. Alcoholic fermentation takes place before the wine spends 6 months in second use French oak barrels.
Just as her other wines, this is superbly. Touches of apricot & white flowers with the complexity of well balanced oak. On the palate it reveals freshness & minerality with a beauty acidity that gives a long finish on the palate.
Pairs well with creamy white sauces based dishes. Shellfish, rich veggie casseroles & nuts.