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Gáudio Verdelho 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: Verdelho
Production: 20.000 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 Verdelho 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: 4 g/dm3
Total Acidity: 5,9 g/dm3 (Tartaric Ac.)
Volatile Acidity: 0,50 g/dm3 (Acetic Ac.)
pH: 2,99



Tasting notes

Colour: Citrus yellow.
Aroma: Hints of tropical fruit, spices and mineral notes.
Palate: Full, fresh and long finish.
Drink by: 2-3 months after bottling and up to 4 years, shelf life. Store in dark, fresh and dry conditions.
Food Pairing: A superb "before lunch" wine excellent with grilled fish, cooked seafood as well as sushi type dishes. Perfect with starters.
Recommended serving temperature: 10ºc

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