Azevedo, Alvarinho, Vinho Verde (Sustainable)

£11.00

  • Grape : Loureiro,/Albarino/Alvarinho
  • Country : Portugal, Vinho Verde
  • Type : White
  • ABV : 11.5%

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Tasting notes: Azevedo, Alvarinho, Vinho Verde (Sustainable)

This wine is clear and bright with youthful hues. It has an intense aroma of ripe citrus notes; limes and orange blossom. Refreshing on the palate with aromatic citrus notes and a firm, but very well-integrated, acidity. This wine has a balanced and crisp finish.

Food Pairing: Azevedo, Alvarinho, Vinho Verde (Sustainable)

An ideal aperitif, this wine pairs wonderfully with fish dishes, fresh salads and seafood. Its fresh character also makes it a perfect wine for outdoor refreshment.

Producer/Region:

When Fernando Guedes acquired this historic estate in 1982, he immediately set out to transform it and pioneered the production of quality Vinho Verde. He revolutionised the viticulture by planting 35 hectares of cordon-trained vineyards, rather than the traditional high-trained pergolas, and built a modern winery with state-of-the-art facilities for the production of fresh and elegant wines. Today, winemaker António Braga makes an impressive range of whites, all marked by a signature freshness and pure and precise flavours.

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.

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 “bâtonnage”, stirring of the lees, for three months.

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