Vinho Verde Loureiro/Alvarinho

Vinho Verde

Azevedo

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Vineyards

Eschewing traditional high-trained pergolas, the Quinta de Azevedo vineyards were devised using a modern cordon-trained system. This ensures better exposure and aeration of the vines, which prevents disease and provides better exposure for the grapes, resulting in riper and healthier fruit at harvest.

Vintage Information

The 2017 vintage was characterised by low rainfall and above average temperatures. These conditions caused a delay in the vegetative cycle. The harvest year also registered low-scale humidity, which was reflected in reduced incidences of disease on the vine. The resulting fruit had very good maturation levels.

Vinification

Gentle destemming, crushing and pressing was carried out under the protection of inert gases, and the juice was clarified to the desired degree. It was then fermented at 16 - 18ºC using native yeast QA 23 selected at Quinta de Azevedo. After fermentation, the wine was matured in stainless steel tanks with "battonage", stirring of the lees, for 3 months.

Tasting Notes

This wine is clear and bright with a young, greenish tone. An intense aroma with ripe citrus notes; limes and orange blossom to the fore. Refreshing on the palate with aromatic citrus notes and a firm, but very well-integrated, acidity. This wine has a balanced and crisp finish.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2017
Grape varieties 70% Loureiro
30% Albariño/Alvarinho
Region Vinho Verde
Winemaker António Braga
Alcohol (ABV) 11.5%
Acidity 6.2g/l
Residual Sugar 4.3g/l
Wine pH 3.1