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Vinho Verde Rose'

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Gateway Vinho Verde Rosé
2012 Blend

 

Viticulture

Vineyard: From selected vineyards within the Amarante sub-region, higher altitude than in the other parts of the Vinho Verde apellation.
Soil Type: Dominated by granite soils.
Vine Age:  
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date:  
Yield:  

Vinification:

This is a blend made of the typical regional varieties; 60% Touriga Nacional and 40% Espadeiro.
The grapes are selected from the best Vinho Verde vineyards within the Amarante sub-region.
Each grape varietal is picked individually at optimum ripeness so that the finished wine has the best balance between the richness of the fruit and the natural acidity.
Pressed at low temperature, the must is then clarified and
fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at 12 to 14ºCentigrade. Before
bottling, the wine is filtered and cold stabilized.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Bright pink.
Nose: Lively strawberry and red currant complemented with floral notes.
Palate: In the mouth it is well balanced with good acidity and fresh fruity notes, young, crisp with a smooth and delicate finish.
The slight fizz on the finish adds a thirst quenching effect.
Other: It is brisk and luscious, a perfect summer wine that will enliven the palate on a hot summer day.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 10.5
RS (g/l): 15
TA (g/l): 6.5
pH:  
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