The Codesso family has produced Alvarinho grapes since 1974 in Paderne, near Melgaço. In 1990, Carlos Codesso decided to produce and bottle its own wine, with the Dona Paterna brand, and it has already achieved great success. Carlos Codesso is a pure grower. He and his family have tended Alvarinho for 40 years and have some of the best vineyard locations in the Vinho Verde DOC. Higher altitude, old vine enforcado vineyards producing stunningly balanced grapes that produce a steelier, crisper style of tectured Alvarinho. A modern wine cellar, equipped with the most appropriate technology to produce quality white wines, the Alvarinho grapes are treated with care to extract the maximum taste and aroma potential. The oenological support is in charge of the enologist Fernando Moura, one of the most experienced and accredited technicians of the region.
Pale yellow with gold tinges. A complex, more concentrated bouquet and palate shows ripe, muscular apricot fruit with hints of cinnamon spice. A streak of fresh, minerally acidity adds race and pace to the fruit, making for an elegant, long finish.