2020 Monte da Ravasqueira 'Guarda Rios Branco'

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2020 Monte da Ravasqueira 'Guarda Rios Branco'

A fresh white blend of native Antão Vaz & Arinto grapes.

Tasting Notes

Made with the Antão Vaz and Arinto grape varieties by the Monte da Ravasqueira Estate, so typical to the region. Marked by fresh yellow fruits, mango, citrus fruits with a well-defined acidity and freshness. 


In the wine cellar, these grapes were vinified at low temperatures in order to preserve the intensity of the aromas and flavours so typical of this region’s grape varieties. The wine was fermented in stainless steel vats and partially aged on fine fermentation lees. 

Information about Monte da Ravasqueira

Located in the municipality of Arraiolos, about an hour’s drive from Lisbon, the Monte da Ravasqueira estate occupies a vast area of typical Alentejan landscape. The excellent geological conditions and the unusually cool climate are well suited to the production of some of the best wine that the Alentejo has to offer. A great deal has been invested in planting vines and acquiring sophisticated, modern winemaking equipment.

The vines are planted in clay limestone soil with granite outcrops which lend the grapes their distinctive minerality and freshness. This Guarda Rios Branco is a fresh white blend of native Antão Vaz and Arinto, grown on five hectares of clay limestone soil with granite. Hand-harvested, the juice remains on the lees with a little influence from battonage for 3 months before bottling. A bright example from this region reinvented. 

Alan's Tasting Notes

"Dry, fresh and clean with delightful Mango, Apple and Guava fruit aromas and flavours. A very pretty and effervescent light white - perfect as a crowd-pleasing aperitif - or great with light salads and fish dishes! Very attractive!!" Tasted September 2021 


    Year 2020
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar Antão Vaz and Arinto
    Country Portugal
    Alcohol content
    12.5% alc vol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.38 units
    Type White Blend
    Food Matches A good accompaniment for light dishes of medium-fat fishes and white meats, due to the freshness it displays along with its intense nature.
    Origin Alentejo