Quinta da Pedra White Wine
Producer Notes 2016
The sub-region of Monção has a very specific microclimate, and uses Alvarinho as its main grape variety, which its extreme wines are the ex-libris of this sub region. The soils here are mainly granitic and vines grow exposed to the sun, favoring the further maturity of the grapes. The micro-climate is noted for cold winters with average rainfall, while summers are hot and dry, which shows limited influence from the Atlantic. The sub-region runs along the south bank of the river Minho in an area of half-slopes.
The ideal storage is to keep it on a cool, dark and humid place, with balanced thermal amplitudes around 12 to 14ºC and 65-70% of humidity, for the best chance for long-term survival and optimal aging of the wine.