Quinta de Chocapalha

2021 Chocapalha Artino, Lisboa-Douro, Portugal

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A pure expression of Arinto sourced from 26 year old vineyards 28 miles northwest of Lisbon, this refreshing white is vinified in stainless steel vats and aged for 5 months on the lees before bottling. A slow fermentation taking 27 days allows for the development of floral and citrus aromoatics and the 5 months on the lees softens the bracing acidity of the Arinto grape.

Bright lemon yellow in color with a freshly aromatic nose of citrus and tropical fruits, Quinta de Chocapalha Arinto boasts lively acidity and a lingering finish. 

89 pts Wine Enthusiast - Intense and brilliant colour. This wine has a aromatic complexity very characteristic of the variety, with good notes of citrus and minerals. This wine is very fresh, mineral and very well balanced in the mouth.

It all started in 1987 when Alice and Paulo were looking for a property that would be their family's project and where high quality wine could be made. At Quinta da Chocapalha, all members of the family have a role in creating the spirit of the project. Alice and Paulo Tavares da Silva found the farm to make their family's dream come true. Almost everything was left to be done and they quickly took on the necessary work to make Quinta da Chocapalha what it is today, and one of theirs daughter, acclaimed Portuguese winemaker, Sandra Tavares, leads the family vineyard.

Chocapalha wines reflect the family's passion and commitment, the property's terroir, careful agricultural work and oenological options. They practice sustainable agriculture, ensuring the health and longevity of the vines., and it translates into great elegance and aging potential. The involvement of the entire family and employees is a hallmark of the project’s spirit. The exchange of knowledge and experiences contributes to collective success and personal enrichment. Respect for ancestral knowledge, the desire to make the most of what modernity has to offer, attention to history, concern for preserving built heritage and care for the environment are the traits of everyone who embodies Quinta da Chocapalha.