Vinho Verde / Quinta do Ameal

AMEAL RESERVA 2020

2020 2019 2017

White

Wine Concept

Coming exclusively from the Marinhas plot on the estate, this complex and textured wine showcases Loureiro’s ability to produce great quality wines with excellent ageing potential. 3.950 bottles were produced.

Awards

Robert Parker:

2017 – 91 pts

2016 – 93 pts

2015 – 94 pts

2014 – 92 pts

2012 – 91 pts

Wine Enthusiast:

2011 – 92 pts

2009 – 92 pts

2004 – 94 pts

2003 – 92 pts

 

Agriculture

The agricultural year began rainy and colder than usual. July was warmer and drier, which hastened ripening. Milder August temperatures in conjunction with mid-month rain were key to restoring balance to the fruit. These conditions enabled the optimal level of ripeness and concentration, while preserving the region’s characteristic acidity. The harvest began on September 7th, one week earlier than usual.

 

PRODUCTION METHOD
Integrated Production (SATIVA certified).

SOIL GEOLOGY
Granite, sandy loam soil.

Vinification / Maturation

Following manual harvesting, slight maceration was followed by the pneumatic pressing of whole grapes. Cold decanted for 24 hours. Fermenteded in used barrels and in an oak tonel for 12 to 15 days.

Twelve months on fine lees in 500-litre French oak barrels and 2000-litre Austrian oak tuns, followed by six months in the bottle.

More Information

Wine Makers

José Luis Moreira da Silva.

Colour

Yellow.

Aroma

Complex aroma with citrus and floral notes predominating and a hint of the spices typical of oak ageing.

Palate

Concentrated and with volume, its finish is long and persistent.

Sizes

750 ml

Bottling

November de 2021.

Alcohol/Volume

12.5 %

Total Acidity

4.9 g/l

pH

3.4

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

3.9 g/l