Vinho Verde / Quinta do Ameal

Ameal Loureiro 2020

2020 2019

White

DO VINHO VERDE - SUB-REGIÃO DO LIMA - 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 50,000 bottles.

Awards

Robert Parker

2017 — 91 pts
2016 — 92 pts
2015 — 94 pts
2013 — 90 pts
2012 — 90 pts
2007 — 92 pts

Wine Enthusiast

2020 — 90 pts
2019 — 90 pts
2011 — 90 pts
2009 — 90 pts
2004 — 91 pts

Wine&Spirits

2019 — 93 pts

Decanter

2014 — 90 pts
2013 — 93 pts

Agriculture

The agricultural year began colder and with a lot of rain. July was warmer and drier, accelerating ripening and berry development. August had milder temperatures and the rain in the middle of the month was fundamental in restoring the balance of the plants. These conditions allowed for optimum ripeness and concentration to be achieved, while maintaining the characteristic acidity of the region. We began the harvest on 7 September, a week earlier than usual.

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

Light in colour and citrine

Aroma

Great aromatic intensity, dominated by citrus fruits and floral notes

Palate

Vibrant and balanced, with a fresh and lingering

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

May 2021

Alcohol/Volume

11.5 %

Total Acidity

5.3 g/l

pH

3.31

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

1.5 g/l