The best Vinho Verdes are usually made with Loureiro and Alvarinho (Loureiro, Alvarinho, Arinto). Pale yellow color with green shades. Green, fresh impressions jump out of the glass. Vibrant and tight mouth feeling. Green apple, a nice touch of citrus and hints of cranberries accompanied by delicious mineral tones. Light but persistent finish leaving a very pure pallet.
Vinho Verde is a region and no wine (there are al sorts of, even Red Vinho Verde!) Due to the presence of 2 rivers crossing the Vinho Verde region (Douro and Minho) and the proximity of the Atlantic Ocean, there is quite a lot of rain. It is therefore the greenest region of Portugal (for which it thanks his name).
Magnesian sedimentary loam soils, ranging from sandy-loam to clay loam with marked horizons
Hand picked harvest. The grapes are first chilled and gently pressed. The liquid is kept cool at 10 ° C and stored on its lees for 48 hours. Fermentation takes place on stainless steel tanks. After that, the wine rests and matures for 6 months.