♦ PASMADOS 2008 ♦
V.R. PENÍNSULA DE SETÚBAL
This wine comes from the Pasmados estate. With 18 hectares of vine it is located in the foothills of the Arrábida Mountain in the Setúbal Península, five kilometres to
the west of Azeitão. In 1998 we decided to change the blend of the grape varieties, with Chardonnay
giving way to Viosinho. Another change was also introduced. The Arinto and
Esgana grape varieties were no longer grown on clay-limestone soils, but were
moved to sandy ones. In 2005 the Viognier grape variety, which has existed in our
vineyards for over 40 years, was added to the blend to increase complexity. In 2008
we removed Esgana grape variety from the blend, allowing the wine to gain
Pasmados white is one of the top white wines from José Maria da Fonseca being released only after a minimum period of two years after the harvest.
♦ REGION ♦
♦ VINEYARD AREA ♦
♦ PRODUCTION ♦
♦ BOTTLING ♦
♦ VARIETIES ♦
♦ ANALYSES ♦
♦ STORAGE ♦
♦ SHELF LIFE ♦
♦ TASTING NOTES ♦
Walnuts, apricots, peaches, rosemary, spices and oak.
Very fruity, fresh, well balanced and persistent.
♦ VINIFICATION ♦
Fermentation in French oak casks at 18ºC.
♦ AGING ♦
It aged for 8 months in French oak with bâtonnage. After being bottled it was laid down in our cellars.
♦ SERVING SUGGESTIONS ♦
Serve at a temperature of 13ºC and consumed at 14ºC with fish and seafood.