Monólogo Arinto P24 2017
White Wine | Vinho Verde DOC | 13.5% VOL
Monólogo Arinto P24 is a monovarietal wine produced with grapes from the plot P24 at Quinta de Santa Teresa, relying on sustainable farming practices. This estate is in the process of conversion to organic farming.
It is a fresh wine, with delicate aromas and good acidity.
The 2016 winter and the first quarter of 2017 had a period of precipitation below the annual average values of the season, with temperatures within the average of previous years.
Spring was very hot and dry. The vegetative cycle began earlier than usual, with the budbreak occurring in the first fortnight of March and temperatures reaching 27 Cº. The night of March 23rd , was, however, extremely cold, with frost developing on the less sheltered locations. The month of April was exceptionally hot, with much higher temperatures than the average values. May was marked by above average maximum temperatures, while precipitation values were notoriously low for this period.
Summer was characterized by an absence of precipitation, and above-average maximum temperatures. It was a warm, and extremely dry, season, set by heat waves in mid-June and mid-July. The Arinto harvest at Quinta de Santa Teresa took place on the 14th and 15th of September, with the bunches achieving perfect maturation 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.