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Coche is without question our most exclusive white wine, but it is also a wine which aims to reach beyond the expression of its vineyards, region and provenance. The old vines and high altitude are the fundamental factors responsible for the success of this wine. Year after year the great challenge lies in achieving a balance between its body and acidity in order to create a fresh wine with a tremendous ageing potential.
Coche shows an intense and profound minerality. Its aromatic profile is deeply complex, with beautiful toasty notes from the barrels as well as subtle hints of herbs which complement the soft floral and citrusy aromas of the wine perfectly.
Soil: Mica Schist
Vineyards: Several vineyards
Average Vine Age: Over 80 years
Blend: Rabigato, Códega do Larinho, Arinto and others
Pruning Method: Guyot
Alt. from Sea Level: 600-750
Ageing: 12 month in French oak barrels (228 L) and 5 month in stainless steel vats
Food Suggestions: Oven backed fish, dishes with white meat. Vegetarian suggestions: pasta or noodle dishes with cheese.
The 2016 harvest in the Douro brought perfectly-timed rain that turned a good year into a great one. Fortunately, despite a challenging growing season and a much adjusted and delayed picking schedule, those producers with excellent vineyard knowledge and confident decision-making, were rewarded with spectacular Vintage Ports.