Vinha da Bouça, 2019

Minho Regional Wine

Concept. The grapes of Vinha da Bouça come from a small ecological niche of unique characteristics, at the top of Quinta do Ermízio, are harvested at the optimum point of maturation and vinified in a minimalist way to preserve the character of the Alvarinho variety and terroir.

The harvest. The year 2018 had a rapid growth of vines until the end of July. August was fresh, especially during the night, favoring a slow maturation, with good acidity and development of aromas. September was hot and dry allowing the complete maturation of the grapes to harvest in a timely manner.

Technology. Crushing the grapes with total desengace, followed by gentle pressing and natural decanting. Fermentation at 18 °C in stainless steel vat, followed by transfer and lifting of fine lees. Filtration without cold and bottling with little sulfurous.

Proof notes. A different Alvarinho for its minerality. Delicate and gentle aroma. Fresh in the mouth with notes of fruit and mineral flavors. Good structure, with a long and round finish. Refreshing and harmonious wine on the palate, which requires some time until it is well understood

Profile. Pleasant as a young man, it improves with aging in bottle where it acquires more complex aromas and a pleasant volume in the mouth.

Like drinking. Serve at 10 °C without decanting, to appreciate the changes that wine suffers in the glass. Accompanies fish dishes or unseasoned meat dishes.

Prizes. International competition “Albarinos al Mundo”, gold medal for the 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016 harvests. Mundus Vini: Silver Medal for the 2016 harvest.

Technical data:
Alcohol – 13.0 % (vol.); pH – 3.1
Total acidity – 6.8 g/L (tartaric acid);

Grape Variety: Alvarinho (100%)
Number of bottles: 10 000