Casa do Arrabalde 2012
White Wine | Vinho Verde DOC | 12.5% VOL
Casa do Arrablade 2012 is a dry white wine that joins the Alvarinho grape varieties Arinto and Avesso. Has a bright citrus color and crystalline appearance. Produced in the Vinho Verde region this wine is complex and aromatic, displaying discreet floral aromas and tropical fruit notes. It has structure and balance on the palate, with a touch of freshness and a long finish.
The 2012 harvest came a exceptional white wine. The winter was cold and long, the surf preceded by some precipitation and the cool and wet summer contributed to a delayed maturation of the grapes. The grape varieties Alvarinho, Arinto and Avesso were selected manually and then fermented in stainless steel vats.
Using sustainable agriculture Casa do Arrabalde 2012 was produced with a focus on minimal intervention, so as to avoid the use of preservatives, with the intention of creating a wine that is natural and expresses our culture and region.
The emblematic Alvarinho grape is one Portugal’s most easily recognized and finest white grape varietal, typically grown in the vinho verde region. Grape yield is low, with small bunches and thick skin. It is rustic with strong aromas and flavors that lead to complex and harmonious Portuguese white wines.
Grape variety of great quality that produces vibrant and aromatic portuguese white wines, typically grown in the vinho verde region. Also known by the name Pedernã, it has good acidity and a mineral character that goes well with its citrus and tree fruit flavours. Arinto has bunches of a medium size with small grapes that are tightly together and lead to medium yields.
A high quality white grape variety that leads to full bodied aromatic and flavorful Portuguese white wines. This varietal can result in wines with citrus and tree fruit aromas along with subtle hints of tropical fruit. Avesso has medium-sized bunches with large yellow and green berries. High-yielding and rustic, this grape is planted primarily in Baião, in the vinho verde region of Portugal.