O Produtor, tasting note published in February 4th 2017
Elaborated through the Classic Method, a Reserve with a minimum of 12 months in bottle. Tasting notes clear aspect, presents soft notes of wild red fruits, fine bubble, mousse in the mouth and much freshness.
Soft pressing and cold decantation for 12 to 36 hours at a controlled temperature between 12ºC – 16ºC. Fermentation up to 15 days with temperature control between 16ºC – 18ºC. To this fine and aromatic base wine yeasts and a tirage liqueur are added, fermenting in the bottle for 12 months at a controlled temperature between 10ºC – 12ºC. Ageing in stainless steel vats with controlled temperature and regular removal of the lees for 3 to 6 months. Fermentation for 12 months in bottle before dégorgement. Limited to existing stock. In case the wine you bought is out of stock, we will contact you to propose a different wine, or to return the amount paid. Promotions on wines cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons.
Quintas de Melgaço
The rarity of the Alvarinho grape variety, the low production and distinction makes these grapes the most valuable in Portugal. The quality of the grapes comes from natural reasons of soil and microclimate, but also from cultural practices of those who delicately treat the vines and carefully ascertain the best state of ripeness for the harvest, which is the capital phase for defining the wine’s performance. In winemaking, Quintas de Melgaço follows the traditional oenological methods and practices considered most appropriate for the sub-region, which compete to extract all the quality of the grapes that arrive at the winery. It is at this stage that Quintas de Melgaço carefully imprints its own identity to the wines it produces. Prior to bottling, the technical experts ensure that the wine has a correct chemical composition, is properly clear and presents qualities in tasting. For certification, the wine is submitted to the laboratory of the Commission of Viticulture of the Vinho Verde Region, which after approval, issues the seals of guarantee. There is a great concern with the quality of the bottle and the cork, so that the wine evolves well in the bottle and behaves well in the glass.
Quintas de Melgaço – Agricultura e Turismo, S.A. Ferreiros de Cima Alvaredo – 4960-010 Alvaredo Telefone: 251 410 020 Fax: 251 410 029