Vinho Verde / Quinta do Ameal

Bico Amarelo 2021

2021 2020

White

Wine Concept

It represents the diversity of the region and its main varieities (Loureiro from the sub-region of the Lima River, Alvarinho de Monção e Melgaço and Avesso de Baião). Still and sugar-free, it is a light, fresh wine and has a good aromatic intensity.

Awards

Wine&Spirits

2019 – 90 pts

 

Wine Enthusiast

2019 – Top 100 Best Buy 2020

2020 – Best Buy 2021

Agriculture

The year started with a relatively rainy winter and spring. This resulted in a year of hard work in the vineyard and low production.  The summer was cool compared to the average and therefore the ripening of the grapes was slow and balanced. We began the harvest on 8 September, a week earlier than usual.

Vinification / Maturation

Manual harvest, pneumatic pressing of whole grapes. Cold decanting of the must for 48 hours. Fermentation at a controlled temperature (10-15ºC) for 12 to 15 days.

In contact with the lees for about 4 to 6 months in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature.

More Information

Wine Makers

José Luis Moreira da Silva.

Colour

Yellow with green tones.

Aroma

It has a fresh and light bouquet, with floral, citrus and stone fruit notes.

Palate

It is fine and elegant on the palate, with good acidity. Long and refreshing finish.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

February 2022.

Alcohol/Volume

11 %

Total Acidity

6.5 g/l

pH

3.23

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

1.5 g/l