Vinha da Bouça, 2015
Vinho Regional Minho
Concept. The grapes are grown in Bouça vineyard, a distinctive ecological niche located in the upper part of Quinta do Ermízio, handharvested at ideal ripening and processed with minimum intervention to preserve the character of ‘Alvarinho’ and the terroir.
The vintage. 2015 produced regular grapevine growth until the end of July. August was cool, especially at night, inducing slow berry ripening with high acidity and aromatic compounds. Early September was dry and warm allowing the grapes to complete ripening and to be harvest before de rain.
Technology. Grapes are crushed, de-stemmed, gently pressed and the must is naturally decanted and then fermented in stainless vats, at 18 ºC, until there is no residual sugar. After racking the wine is kept in contact with fine lies for two months, filtered with no cold treatment and bottled with low sulphur dioxide.
Tasting notes. A delicate bouquet combined with a soft and fresh palate developing fruit and mineral hints. Good structure and mouth feeling with a long a clean finish. This is a wine with a refreshingly and harmonious palate that requires some time to be fully understood
Profile. Pleasant wine while young, which will improve with ageing in bottle by developing more complex aromas and a classic roundness.
How to drink. Serve at 10 ºC directly from the bottle and follow the evolution of the wine in the glass. Best when accompanying fish or light meat.
Awards. Two Gold Medals at the international contest “Albarinos al Mundo” for the 2011 and 2013 vintages.
Alcohol – 13.0 % (vol.); pH – 3.26
Total acidity – 7.80 gr/L (tartaric ac.);
Volatile acidity – 0.50 g/L (acetic acid)
Grape variety: Alvarinho (100%)
Number of bottles: 10 000