Vinhos Verdes / Quinta do Ameal

Ameal Loureiro 2019

White

DO VINHO VERDE - LIMA SUB-REGION- LOUREIRO

Wine Concept

This wine originates in the Lima sub-region, birthplace of the Loureiro grape variety. It seeks the most vibrant expression of the grape variety, demonstrating its potential for producing quality wines and its great capacity for evolution. We produce approximately 62,500 bottles.

Agriculture

Autumn and Winter were very rainy. Spring had a rainy start followed by a drier period that contributed to the good development of the berries. Despite the initial pressure, it was a year without major phytosanitary problems, in which the grapes arrived at the winery in good condition and well-ripened. We began the harvest on 18 September.

PRODUCTION METHOD

Production method: Integrated Production (SATIVA certified)

SOIL GEOLOGY

Granitic origin.

Vinification / Maturation

Manual harvest, pneumatic pressing of whole grapes. Cold decanting of the must for 48 hours. Fermentation at a controlled temperature 10 – 15ºC for 12 to 15 days.

In contact with the lees for about 7 months in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature.

More Information

Wine Makers

José Luís Moreira da Silva

Colour

Bright citrine.

Aroma

Intense, dominated by the citrus fruits and the floral aromas characteristic of the Loureiro grape variety.

Palate

Vibrant and balanced with a refreshing acidity that anticipates a good evolution.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

May 2020

Alcohol/Volume

11 %

Total Acidity

7.4 g/l

pH

3.02

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

1.5 g/l