16,5 Points, João Paulo Martins – Vinhos de Portugal
Messias Blanc de Blancs
This well-known type of sparkling was produced only with Chardonnay grapes, appeared as being pale green/citric colored wine, with abundant bubbles and sparse cordon. Quiet traditional nose where noticeable herbs are involved by almonds and “pain grille”.
Elegant along its middle palate with a persistent aftertaste.
12,5 % vol
6,0 g/l in tartaric acid
Careful selection of best chalky clay plots of Chardonnay variety accordingly to its balance within concentration and freshness. Gentle pressing. Fermentation in steel vats at controlled temperature. 2nd fermentation in bottle according to the traditional method.
Long maturation “sur lees” to attain bigger complexity and excellence.