Quinta de Azevedo Vinho Verde White
Designation of origin
Region: Vinhos Verdes
Country of origin: Portugal
Winemaker: Manuel Vieira
Varieties: 70% Loureiro, 30% Pedernã
Quinta de Azevedo is a fresh and elegant Vinho Verde that bears testament to the quality, diversity and potential of the region for the production of white Vinho Verde. Quinta de Azevedo got its name from the magnificent estate of the same name, owned by Sogrape Vinhos. The Tower and Manor House of Azevedo are shown in the label.
Quinta de Azevedo White is a crystal-clear wine with a light, citrus-yellow hue. Its bouquet is intense with a prevalence of floral notes, such as rose, and white fruits, complemented by mineral notes. In the mouth it has a lively and fresh attack, with a well-balanced acidity. It has a fine body with very fresh and intense citrus notes, and a long and lingering finish.
The wines for the final blend of Quinta de Azevedo were vinified separately by variety. Following stalk-removal and soft crushing, the must, protected from oxidation by an inert gas, was separated from the grape skins in pneumatic presses, went through a period of racking at low temperatures. In the case of Pedernã this took longer as it had to reach the level of desired clarity as specified by the oenologists. The must was then taken to stainless steel, temperature controlled fermentation vats, where it fermented for about 15 days at 16ºC.
Following fermentation the wine matured for about 3 months in stainless steel vats at low temperatures and was bottled following fining, ultra-cooling stabilisation and filtration.
Quinta de Azevedo should be kept horizontally in a dry and cool place, sheltered from light.
It should be served chilled in a white wine glass. Ideal temperature 10ºC-12ºC.
Quinta de Azevedo is ideal with grilled fish and sea-food, as well as with a variety of salads and pasta, or simply as an aperitif.
Total Acidity: 7,5 g/l (tartaric acid)
Sugar: 1,3 g/l