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Terras do Demo – Malvasia Fina, from Távora-Varosa

Terras do Demo is the most awarded sparkling wine from a region known for wine excellence.

Távora-Varosa wine region is located between the Douro and the Dão regions in central-northern Portugal. The region’s unique climate (with continental influence) and the soil condition (mostly granitic soil, poor in limestone, sometimes schist and acid) make this region to be special for the production of sparkling wines. And since 1989, Távora-Varosa is the first wine region in Portugal to be demarcated for the production of sparkling DOC wines.

This white, brut sparkling wine was made from the Malvasia Fina grape variety. Távora-Varosa is a small mountainous region and the most vineyards located between 500-800 meters above sea level, cool enough to grow fresh Malvasia. This is that grape that is used also for making white Port or Madeira.

This is a real Blanc de Blancs – a sparkling wine made only of white grapes. Produced by the Cooperativa Agrícola do Távora.

The wine presents a straw color with a clear appearance. On the palate, very classic citric aromas give freshness, with white blossom notes, balanced with elegant, crispy fruits like green apple, pear and grapefruit.

A very light and fresh sparkling wine, with some minerality, smokiness and a touch of yeasty character. Has also some sweetness in the background, but not too much.

The Malvasia Fina grape gives this wine fine and small bubbles.

This is an elegant sparkling wine with delicate acidity, good balance and 12% of alcohol content.

This sparkling wine was made in the classic method: “open spout” system, with decantation and fermentation at low temperatures and controlled. Bottled fermentation at low temperatures, manual removal and degreasing by a cold. Maturation and aging with slow evolution, with rounding of the fruity peaks after 12 months, followed by the pre-aging phase, more complex aromas.

This Terras do Demo Malvasia Fina brut sparkling wine is ideal to accompany seafood, oysters, fish dishes or white meats.

Consume that at 6-8 °C temperature.



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