Churchill's Estates Grafite Branco, Douro 2020

PW03220

Fresh as fresh can be with a twist of lime, biscuity and flavoursome.

£15.40 per bottle
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Producer Churchill's
Type White
ABV 12.5%
Bottle Size 75 cl
Country Portugal
Region Portugal
Area Douro
Style Dry and full
Vintage 2020
Major Grape Rabigato
Grapes 70% Rabigato, 30% Viosinho
Drinking Guide Drink Now
Food Match Rice, Paella
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Product Details

Plenty of rainfall in the first part of 2020 set up the vineyards perfectly to weather the heatwave in the summer giving small yields of deeply concentrated wines. In 2019 Portugal escaped the heatwave of the rest of Europe meaning the wines are wonderfully aromatic and elegant. Tiny yields for the second year in a row in 2018, after the previous year’s drought finally broke in spectacular fashion. Heavy rain caused soil erosion and hail was also a problem. A hot summer saved what was left in terms of quality but could not make up for the yields already lost. 2017 proved to be a hot, dry year with one of the earliest harvests on record and yields down about 35% but the quality is very good for table wine. 2016 was a complex but ultimately satisfying year with a wet winter followed by a summer that was drier and warmer than usual; the resulting wines show great balance and concentration in both red and white. 2015 was excellent and reds and whites have depth and concentration. Cooler conditions in 2014 produced some of the best whites yet. After a slow start, 2013 gave high quality wines in the end, drinking well now. 2012 was a low-yielding vintage which produced concentrated reds with good acidity that should keep. A drought year in 2011 gave great quality wines, whilst 2010 produced plenty of wine, some of which lacked a little definition. Another hot year in 2009 meant good ripeness but alcohol levels are high.

 

Standard Mainland UK Delivery

 

Usually delivered within 5 working days. 

 

£9.50 Per Delivery Address FREE On Orders Over £120

Express Mainland UK Delivery

 

Usually delivered the next working day (on orders placed before 1pm on a working day).

 

Please note, whilst the majority of parcels sent on this service are received next day, this is not guaranteed.

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We always do our very best to achieve our stated delivery times but please note we can not be responsible for circumstances beyond Tanners control including, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions and supplier and carrier difficulties.

Delivery to other areas - additional charges

  • For deliveries to the Isle of Wight, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the main Scottish
    Islands deliveries are charged at a fixed price of £15 for the first case (up to 12 x 75cl) and
    £10 for each subsequent case. Rates are calculated automatically at the checkout.

 

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