Morgado de Santa Catherina Arinto Reserva 2022
The Quinta da Romeira `Morgado de Santa Catherina` Reserva is a partially barrel-fermented 100% Arinto from the Bucelas DOC region of Lisboa in Portugal. Following fermentation, cold static decanting took place in stainless steel tanks and casks of French oak. The wine was aged for nine months in 225-litre, 500-litre, 1000-litre and 2000-litre French oak casks, which promote the wine's integration with the wood due to lees stirring. Bright lemon in colour with green hints. On the nose, intense notes of stone fruit, ripe lemon and candied orange peel are married with subtle floral notes and toasty nuances from the oak ageing. The palate is broad and textured, balanced by a refreshing acidity that carries the intense flavours onto a long, supple finish.