O Produtor, tasting note published in May 28th 2020
Body is delicate, composed of a selection of the best Alvarinho and Trajadura grapes. Created to reveal all its flavour when drunk at a refreshing temperature, to the point of being mild as a summer breeze. Tasting Notes Its texture is round, integrating the perfect dose of acidity, clear color and aromas of tropical fruits.
Soft pressing and decantation for 8 to 12 hours at a controlled temperature between 12 – 16ºC. Fermentation up to 15 days with temperature control between 16 – 18º C. Ageing In stainless steel vats with controlled temperature and regular movement of the lees for 3 months.
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