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Gáudio Alvarinho 2016


Sub-region: Vidigueira
Classification: Alentejo Regional Wine
Climate: Vidigueira microclimate. Mediterranean climate with strong atlanticity, as well as a continental influence in Spring – Summer.
Soil Type: Schist
Grape Variety: Alvarinho
Production: 15.000 bottles
Winemaker: Paulo Laureano

 

Vinification 

At the vineyard, the grapes are harvested manually and are immediately subjected to their first selection. These are then immediately forwarded to the winery’s cold rooms and stabilized at a temperature of 10°C, during a 12 hour period. A rigorous selection of the best bunches is conducted at the sorting tables, where they are then destalked. After a slight crushing the grapes go directly to the vacuum presses, where they undergo a soft pressing so as to provide clean musts, free of any oxidization. The fermentation process is carried out in stainless steel vats with controlled temperatures between 12ºC-12.5ºC, yielding prolonged fermentations of approximately 30 days, followed by battonage, a process lasting 2 to 3 months which is then followed by the tartaric stabilization, a cold process using the classical method with a duration of approximately 3 weeks. After the selection of the best Alvarinho batches, the wine is then bottled and dispatched to the cellar where it will stage for a period of 2 to 3 months.

Bottling: Temperature controlled, semi-automatic filling.



Analysis

ABV: 12,5%
Total Sugars: 3,6 g/dm3
Total Acidity: 6,1 g/dm3 (Tartaric Ac.)
Volatile Acidity: 0,39 g/dm3 (Acetic Ac.)
pH: 3,10



Tasting notes

Colour: Citrine.
Aroma: Notes of fresh lemon and ripe pineapple, with a strong minerality.
Palate: The palate combines a characteristic freshness with a prominent structure. Balance and elegance are behind the personality of this wine.
Drink by: 2-3 months after bottling and up to 4 years. Store in dark, fresh and dry conditions.
Recommemnded serving temperature: 10ºc
Food Pairing: A perfect wine for oysters, mussels, scallops and other shellfish, as well as sushi type dishes. Perfect with starters.
 

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