Vinho Verde / Quinta do Ameal

Ameal Loureiro 2021

2021 2020 2019

White

Wine Concept

This wine comes from the Lima sub-region of Lima, the birthplace of the Loureiro grape. It seeks the most vibrant expression of the variety, showcasing its capacity to produce quality wines with excellent ageing potential.  We produce approximately 51,000 bottles were produced.

Awards

Robert Parker

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

Wine Enthusiast

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

Wine&Spirits

2019 — 93 pts

Agriculture

The relatively rainy winter and spring posed demading challenges for our oenologists.  The summer, though, was cooler than average and so the grapes ripeend slowly and in a well-balanced fashion.  The harvest began on September 8th, one week earlier than usual.

PRODUCTION METHOD
Integrated Production (SATIVA certified)

SOIL GEOLOGY
Granitic origin.

Vinification / Maturation

Following manual harvesting, the whole grapes were pneumatically pressed. Cold decamted for 48 hours. Fermentation was temperature controlled temperature between 10 – 15ºC for 12 to 15 days in stainless steel vats.

Seven months on the lees in stainless steel tanks.

More Information

Wine Makers

José Luis Moreira da Silva & Lourenço Charters.

Colour

Pale lemon in colour,

Aroma

Great aromatic intensity, dominated by citrus and floral aromas.

Palate

It is vibrant and balanced, with a fresh and persistent finish.

Sizes

750 ml   ·   1,5 l

Bottling

May 2022

Alcohol/Volume

11.5 %

Total Acidity

7.3 g/l

pH

3.18

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

1.5 g/l