Espinhosos 2012

White Wine | Regional Minho | 13.5% VOL

The Espinhosos 2012 is a white wine with complexity and structure. Great minerality and hints of tropical fruits are accompanied by the depth and striking character of Chardonnay, which joins the Avesso. With body but with a persistent freshness it is fruity on the palate with a long finish.

The weather that marked greatly this year led to a series of delays. The intense and prolonged cold this Winter, followed by a cool, wet Summer delayed the ripening significantly. The grape harvest was made in cool weather and the musts fermented in stainless steel vats. This harvest yielded a limited production of high quality.

Sustainable agricultural practices and a philosophy of minimal intervention in the cellar continue our tradition of making natural wines of terroir in the Vinho Verde region.


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.

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Features (Tech Data)

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