17 Points, Best of the Year – João Paulo Martins – Vinhos de Portugal 2018
Messias Brut Milésime Grand Cuvée 2013
Pale color appearance in this sparkling wine, revealing grayish chromatic sensations, arising out of Baga red grape included on this blend, in conjunction with Bical and Chardonnay white ones. The aroma is quite appealing, highlighting notes of citrus fruits like lemons, wrapped in bread nuances and light toasty. Very soft mouth feeling.
13,0 % vol
5,7 g/l in tartaric acid
Judicious grape selection, grown at Quinta do Valdoeiro. Total destemming followed by fermentation at controlled temperature. Ageing for 16 months in oak barrels.