Espinhosos 2010

White Wine | Regional Minho | 14.0% VOL

A harvest marked by great complexity and body. This white wine, produced in the Vinho Verde region, joins the Alvarinho grape varieties, with Avesso and Chardonnay. Good varietal and mineral aromas are the striking features of this year.

The harvest began in late September, with cool weather and manual selection of grapes. Fermented in stainless steel vats and partly in French oak barrels. With maceration and ‘battonage’.

Sustainable agriculture ensures the longevity and health of the soil and the vines ensuring the quality of wine in every harvest. Wine is a natural product and for us that means to vinify with the least possible intervention, avoiding the use of preservatives wherever possible. Only this way can we guarantee the delivery of a wine that represents our culture and expresses our terroir.


Tech Sheet

Grape Varieties

Grape variety Avesso

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.

Grape variety Chardonnay

One of the world’s most recognized and cherished grape variety from which highly aromatic and complex white wines are made from. A green-skinned grape variety with great acidity that can result in portuguese white wines with nice fruit flavors, buttery mouthfeel and notes of minerality. The Chardonnay grape is small with medium-sized bunches. An outstanding varietal with great potencial in Baião, a location in the vinho verde region.

Grape variety Alvarinho

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.

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Features (Tech Data)

Sustainable farming
Manual Selection
Minimal Intervention
Best Served from 10-12 °C
Awarded Product


International Wine Challenge 2011
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011