Vinho Verde / Quinta do Ameal

Ameal Solo Único 2019

2020 2019

White

DO VINHO VERDE - LIMA SUB-REGION - LOUREIRO

Wine Concept

This wine originates in a selected portion of the Quinta do Ameal. It demonstrates the potential of the Loureiro grape variety for producing wines with character, complexity and capacity for evolution. We produce approximately 5,200 bottles.

Awards

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

2017 – 91 pts

2016 –  92 pts

2015 –  93 pts

2014 –  92 pts

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
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.

75% of the batch fermented in stainless steel and the rest in a concrete egg.

More Information

Wine Makers

José Luís Moreira da Silva

Colour

Clear citrine.

Aroma

Unique and complex aroma, dominated by the citrus fruits characteristic of the Loureiro grape variety.

Palate

Dominated by a vibrant acidity with a long, lingering finish. A great capacity for evolution is expected.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

April 2020

Alcohol/Volume

11.5 %

Total Acidity

7.2 g/l

pH

3.04

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

1.5 g/l