Blend: 40% Arinto, 35% Antão Vaz, 25% Verdelho
Identity: Palpite is a Portuguese word meaning a good hunch or intuition. It is barrel fermented and produced from a selection of the best vineyard blocks.
Tasting Notes: Golden straw color, intense, complex nose with hints of spice, grapefruit and cream. The mouth-feel has fullness and texture. It has a fine balance of intense richness and acidity that extends into a persistent finish.
Service and Pairing: Pairs equally well with baked fish in a rich sauce, or with lighter fish and shellfish has it possesses the naturally high acidity.
Vineyard Management: Grape quality is assured by restricting yield and canopy management. At harvest grapes are selectively hand-picked into small boxes at the peak of their maturity.
Vinification: The emphasis is on careful selection and gentle fruit handling. Whole cluster pressing, 100% Barrel fermented, 50% new french oak, 50% 2nd use. Ageing for 12 months in barrel with regime of frequent lees stirring.