- GRAPES: 50% Loureiro, 40% Trajadura, & 10% Pedern
- ALCOHOL: 9%
- RESIDUAL SUGAR: 14.8 g/L PH: 2.92
- TOTAL ACIDITY: 7.1 g/L
- TOTAL SULPHUR: < 250 mg/L
Vinho Verde is traditionally non-vintage and consumed quickly, so the wine on the shelf will always be a fresh bottling. The way to make a proper Vinho Verde is to suppress the malolactic fermentation and inject carbon dioxide at bottling to give the wine its characteristic spritz. We use pneumatic presses for gentle pressing to extract the free run juice and fermentation is around 16°C, which gives a slow fermentation that protects the character of the Loureiro grape. We use a special yeast QA21 which was developed in our vineyards and is now used all over the world. It gives a special character to our wines, which are produced at Quinta de Azevedo.
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