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Gateway Vinho Verde
2013 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.
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Irrigation: No irrigation
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Vinification:

The 2013 Gateway Vinho Verde is a blend of the following grape Varieties ; 40% Arinto, 30% Loureiro and 30% Trajadura.
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.
The grapes are pressed at low temperatures, the must is then clarified and fermented at 12 to 14º Centigrade.The wine is filtered and cold stabilized before bottling.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Clear with a slight green hue.
Nose: Hints of crisp Granny Smith apple and grapefruit, fresh and appealing.
Palate: The Trajadura and Arinto varieties give this Vinho Verde its body and length, as well as the aromas of apple and grapefruit. The Loureiro variety adds the floral and aromatic expressions, adding to the typical lively and fresh character found in this wine
Other: The lower alcohol content makes this a perfect white to serve as an aperitif or on a hot summer day as a refreshment. If paired with food, serve with garden salads, crudités, light hors d'oeuvres and more delicate fish.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 9.5
RS (g/l): 15
TA (g/l): 7.6
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