Vinho Verde / Quinta do Ameal

Ameal Solo Único 2021

2021 2020 2019

White

Wine Concept

This unmatched wine comes from a single plot at Quinta do Ameal (Marejão) and is also complex and full of character.

Awards

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

2017 – 91 pts

2016 –  92 pts

2015 –  93 pts

2014 –  92 pts

 

Wine Enthusiast

2019 – 93 pts – Editor´s Choice

2019 – 91 pts – Editor´s Choice

Agriculture

Relatively high rainfall in winter and spring presented challenges to the winegrowing team.  Summer, however, was cooler than average and so the grapes ripened slowly and in a balaned manner. The harvest began on September 8th, one week earlier than usual.

 

PRODUCTION METHOD
Integrated Production (SATIVA certified).

SOIL GEOLOGY
Granitic.

Vinification / Maturation

Following manual harvest, the whole grapes were pneumatically pressed. Decanted cold for 24 hours. Fermenteded in concrete vats, for 12 to 15 days.

Eight months on fine lees, 40% in concrete eggs and 60% in rectangular concrete vats, for 8 months.

More Information

Wine Makers

José Luis Moreira da Silva & Lourenço Charters

Colour

Pale lemon in colour.

Aroma

Subtle yet complex, with the citrus fruits characteristic of the Loureiro grape predominating.

Palate

Vibrant and balanced, with a long and persistent finish.

Sizes

750 ml   ·   1,5 l

Bottling

May 2022

Alcohol/Volume

11.5 %

Total Acidity

6.1 g/l

pH

3.25

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

1.5 g/l