An unforgettable aromatic Mediterranean, the fruit of the heroic viticulture of Pantelleria, Lighea 2018 is characterized by an ample and rich bouquet combined with a fresh mineral vein.
Established since the Middle Ages, north of the Beaune coast, this vineyard is very hilly and covers the slopes of the hills of Aloxe-Corton and Savigny-lès-Beaune. It is the diversity of its floors and its exhibitions that gives each of his creations a strong identity. The area of white production is 53 ha, including 7 Premiers Crus on 17.60 ha: Caradeux, Sous Frétille, Clos Berthet, Clos du Village, Quarters, Morand and Pernand Village. Our house has 0.94 ha.
Made from grapes coming from old vines at Quinta do Crasto averaging around 70 years of age, Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines is an authentic blend of the best that the Douro has to offer. It has built a solid national and international reputation due to its excellent price/quality ratio and to the ample number of bottles available on the market. Quinta do Crasto has 40 hectares of old vines divided amongst 42 vineyard lots, the most famous of which are the Vinha da Ponte and Vinha Maria Teresa. Each of these plots of old vines is planted in dozens of mixed varieties and produces, on average, 3,000 litres/hectare. The yield, of course, varies from year to year according to the decisions of the winemaking team as they craft the full range of wines made from these old vines, including the varietals. Given the productive restraints, the number of Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines bottles varies significantly but it ranges from 80,000 to 90,000 annually. The low yield of these old vines, together with the 18 months that the wine ages in French and American oak barrels in the temperature-controlled Barrel Cellar, makes Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines a complex and concentrated wine.
COLOR: straw yellow with greenish reflections. NOSE: floral notes and apple, white peach and citrus fruits. TASTE: fresh, round, pleasantly savory. PAIRINGS: vegetable aspic, gazpacho, stuffed zucchini flowers, sole meuniere.
Black cherry and blackberry fruit aromas lifted by floral and spice notes. Rich, ripe fruit on the palate, with a finish accented by broad, dusty tannins and a
note of mocha.
Beaune is the capital of the wine-producing region of Burgundy, as well as the most extensive communal AOC appellation in the Côte d'Or. Red wine production covers an area of 362.74 ha, including 281.49 ha of Premiers Crus, while white wines cover 48.96 ha, including 36.06 ha of Premiers Crus. Most of the vineyards are located on steep slopes, with the Beaune appellation vineyards at the bottom, facing East to South, where the soil is a mixture of limestone and clay.
The only white wine made by the Fernández family, Alejairén draws its name from the combination of its creator Alejandro and its grape variety Airén.
Situated in the south of the Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet is renowned for its prestigious white wines. The soil that is suitable for the production of white wines is principally brown limestone. The area of vine cultivation is divided into 22 different climates for its 70 hectares of Premier Cru white wines. Exposure: easterly and south-easterly.