Vinha do Cuco, 2015
Alvarinho – Loureiro
Vinho Regional Minho
Concept. To produce a unique wine in Vinho Verde region using selected ripe grapes processed with maximum rigour and minimum intervention so that the wine can express the terroir and the character of grape varieties.
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 ripe 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. After racking the wine was kept in stainless vats and finally filtered with no cold treatment and bottled with low sulphur dioxide.
Tasting notes. It is a charming wine due to its elegant and distinct nose. The palate is round and intense, lovely fruit and fresh acidity, with a clean and delicate finish. The combination of a discrete nose with mouth feeling makes this wine very pleasant to drink.
Profile. To be drunk when young but due to its acidity and structure ages very well and it is usually better after one year.
How to drink. Serve at 10 ºC directly from the bottle and follow the evolution of the wine in the glass. Best when accompanying an entrée or fish courses.
Awards. Great Gold Medal for 2015 vintage and Silver Medal for the 2013 vintage at the international contest “Albarinos al Mundo”.
Alcohol – 12.5 % (vol.); pH – 3.10
Total acidity – 7.1 gr/L (tartaric ac.)
Volatile acidity – 0.33 g/L (acetic acid)
Grape variety: Alvarinho (70%) and Loureiro (30%)
Number of bottles: 10 000