Gateway Vinho Verde
2014 Blend


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:


2014 Gateway Vinho Verde is a blend of 40% Arinto, 30% Loureiro and 30% Trajadura.

Vinho Verde, is a lighter and more refreshing style of wine and is the ideal summertime wine. The Trajadura and Arinto varieties gives it body and length, as well as aromas of apple and grapefruit. The Loureiro variety brings floral and aromatic herbs expression, resulting in a lively wine, with fresh a character with a slight touch of sparkle. The term 'green' for Vinho Verde does not refer to its color but the fact that it is a young wine. Gateway Vinho Verde is one of the few that is vintage so that you are assured that you are having Vinho Verde at its freshest which is how it is meant to be enjoyed.

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: Fresh watermelon and granny smith apple with some elderflower.
Palate: Slight effervescence, it is very refreshing with notes of peach and citrus. The rich fruits and acidity sets the stage for green and yellow Sour Patch Kids dancing on the tongue, just on time for an encore.
Other: The low alcohol content makes this wine a perfect white to serve as an aperitif, also to be enjoyed with garden salads, crudités, light hors d'oeuvres and more delicate fish.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 9.5
RS (g/l): 15
TA (g/l): 7.1