Very intense aroma of white fruits with a note of minerality. Well-balanced and structured with a long, lingering finish.
Grapes for this wine are hand-harvested from vines that are grown in granite soil. Pre-fermentative maceration of 50% of the grapes takes place over 12 hours. The remaining 50% are obtained from direct pressing of the grapes. It is worth mentioning that for this grape variety, the winemaker only used first pressing must, achieving an outstanding result and elegancy. The must was fermented slowly in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 59° F (15° C) for approximately 25 days. After fermentation, it stayed in contact with fine lees until close proximity of the bottling date. After this process, the wine is stabilized, the lot assembled, and ultimately bottled.
Serving Hints This wine is ideally served chilled on its own as an aperitif, or paired with white meats, salads, fish, or sushi.
PRODUCER: Vila Nova
REGION: Vinho Verde DOC
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Alvarhino
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 4.2 g/l
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.6 g/l
2015: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Oct 2016
2015: 90 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Aug. 2016