Monólogo Arinto P24 2016
White Wine | Vinho Verde DOC | 13.0% VOL
Monólogo Arinto P24 is a monovarietal wine produced with grapes from the plot P24 in Quinta de Santa Teresa. Relying on sustainable farming practices this estate is now in the process of conversion to or- ganic farming. It is a fresh wine, aromatic and with good structure.
The winter of 2015 and the rst quarter of 2016 had occasional, but intense, rain with above-average minimum temperatures. Spring was marked by strong and intense rain in April, which extended until the 2nd fortnight of May, marking the beginning of the vegetative cycle with maximum temperatures below the average of the previous year and causing strong mildew attacks in the region. From a wine-growing point of view, it was a particularly dificult year which required special attention in the ght against this disease.
Summer was characterized by an absence of precipitation, and above average maximum temperatures, with the exception of three days of heavy rainfall in September.
The harvest of Arinto at Quinta de Santa Teresa took place on the 19th of September, with the bunches achieving perfect matura- tion and exceptional aromatic concentration.
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.