Vinho Verde / Quinta do Ameal

Ameal Solo Único 2020

2021 2020 2019

White

DO VINHO VERDE - LIMA SUB-REGION - LOUREIRO

Wine Concept

This wine, from a private plot at the Quinta do Ameal (Marejão), is a unique and complex wine with character.

Awards

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

2017 – 91 pts

2016 –  92 pts

2015 –  93 pts

2014 –  92 pts

 

Wine Enthusiast

2019 – 91 pts – Editor´s Choice

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 11 September, about a week earlier than usual.

PRODUCTION METHOD
Integrated Production (SATIVA certified).

SOIL GEOLOGY
Granitic, sandy, loamy soil.

Vinification / Maturation

Manual harvest, pneumatic pressing of whole grapes. Cold decanting of the must for 24 hours. Fermentation at controlled temperature (10 – 15ºC), between 12 and 15 days.

Spontaneous malolactic fermentation.

On thin lees, 60% in stainless steel vats and 40% in concrete eggs, for 8 months.

More Information

Wine Makers

José Luis Moreira da Silva.

Colour

Light citrine colour

Aroma

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

Palate

In the mouth it is vibrant and balanced, with a long and lingering finish. A wine with character, which will develop well over the next 15 years.

 

Sizes

750 ml   ·   1,5 l

Bottling

May 2021.

Alcohol/Volume

11.5 %

Total Acidity

5.6 g/l

pH

3.25

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

1.5 g/l