Monólogo Avesso P67 2017
White Wine | Vinho Verde DOC | 13.0% VOL
Monólogo Avesso P67 is a monovarietal wine produced in Quinta de Santa Teresa. The Avesso is grown in plot P67, with sustainable agriculture practices. This estate is in conversion to organic farming.
It is a complex and full-bodied wine with remarkable acidity that is well integrated.
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 harvest of Avesso at Quinta de Santa Teresa started on September 4th and, with the grape bunches achieving perfect maturation.
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.